Waste

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Australian dogs poo the weight of the Sydney Harbour Bridge each month. Where should it go?
Pathogenic and methane-producing, poo is the worst part of pet ownership. But in South Australia, a group of enterprising pet owners are piloting solutions

Natalie Parletta

10, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Tell us: are you taking part in the Million Mile Beach Clean?
We would like to hear from those who are signing up to the scheme to help clean their local parks, rivers and beaches

Guardian community team

08, Apr, 2021 @10:02 AM

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Surfers Against Sewage launches long-term plastic waste clean-up
Charity urges public to join Million Mile Beach Clean, created to mark emergence from UK lockdown

Sandra Laville

08, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Hospitals try to curb astronomical emissions as pandemic brings new challenges
The healthcare climate footprint is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from 514 coal-fired plants but health workers are finding ways to cut waste

Yara El Murr

07, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Net gains: how India trawlers’ plastic catch is helping to rebuild roads
The waste caught by fishing boats used to be thrown back into the sea but in Kerala it is now turned into black gold

Neeta Lal

01, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Trapped in gloves, tangled in masks: Covid PPE killing animals, report finds
Mask and gloves protect people but harm animals from penguins to dogs when discarded, researchers say

Damian Carrington Environment editor

29, Mar, 2021 @4:27 PM

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No bottle deposit return scheme for most of UK until 2024 at earliest
Scheme will not come into effect in England, Wales and Northern Ireland until at least six years after it was announced

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

24, Mar, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Chariots of steel: Barcelona's hidden army of scrap recyclers
Thousands of migrants play a key role in collecting Catalonia’s waste but must live on the margins

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

23, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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How green are your leggings? Recycled polyester is not a silver bullet (yet)
Demand for sustainable activewear is soaring but without technological improvement marketing appeal will outstrip environmental benefit

Lucianne Tonti

21, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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PPE use in England generated 'colossal' amount of carbon
Exclusive: during the first six months of pandemic health and social care’s carbon impact rose by 1%

Natalie Grover Science correspondent

17, Mar, 2021 @10:13 AM

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Australia's voluntary and state-based schemes are failing to enforce plastic targets
Exclusive: Government review finds no companies have been investigated or penalised over packaging in the past four years

Graham Readfearn

12, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Covid data show sewage monitoring could be vital in infection control
A pilot study’s analysis of schools’ wastewater shows it could be an early warning system for public health teams

James Tapper

07, Mar, 2021 @8:15 AM

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