Waste

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EU unveils plans to cut Europe’s plastic and packaging waste
Draft regulations would ban mini-shampoo bottles and throwaway cups, with push towards reuse over recycling

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

30, Nov, 2022 @3:36 PM

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England’s water firms respond to investigation into role of global investors
Guardian analysis reveals more than 70% of English water industry in foreign ownership

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

30, Nov, 2022 @2:30 PM

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Water chiefs blame UK government for failure to stop sewage pollution
Under-fire water companies, criticised for their part in the sewage scandal, have pointed the finger at authorities in newly revealed letters

Helena Horton

26, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Water companies dumping sewage during dry weather, SAS report finds
Report exposes scale of human waste discharges into UK waters, including potentially illegal ‘dry spills’

Helena Horton Environment reporter

24, Nov, 2022 @4:00 AM

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Surely not all recycling is a scam?! Here are some handy tips to reduce, reuse and recycle | First Dog on the Moon
Firstly reduce your reliance on packaging by consuming all your groceries AT the supermarket

First Dog on the Moon

21, Nov, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Australia may have to stop making key cancer medicine if it doesn’t build nuclear waste dump, peak body says
Ansto chief says it may not be able to keep producing nuclear medicine if it runs out of waste storage space at its Lucas Heights facility

Tory Shepherd

17, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘Magic in your own back yard’: Danish artist hides enormous trolls deep in Western Australia
Featuring six trolls made out of salvaged scrap wood, Thomas Dambo’s Giants of Mandurah are towering tributes to sustainability, adventure and imagination

Rosamund Brennan

14, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Planet Ark corrects earlier claim that a million printer cartridges are in storage at recycling plant
The not-for-profit had said a fire at a Melbourne facility linked to the closure of Coles and Woolworths soft plastics recycling had delayed processing, but now says this is not the case

Graham Readfearn

10, Nov, 2022 @7:51 AM

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Supermarkets are pausing soft plastic recycling. What should I do with my plastic bags now?
Peak industry bodies say the halt has exposed deeper problems within the packaging industry

Natasha May

09, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Tanya Plibersek says Coles and Woolworths must ‘step up’ to fix plastic recycling crisis
REDcycle collections stopping from Wednesday with factory fire and ‘downturns in market demand’ blamed

Graham Readfearn and Lisa Cox

09, Nov, 2022 @3:31 AM

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The trend to mend: how repair shops are leading a fixing revolution
More everyday items are being salvaged, with cost of living crisis expected to increase such interest

Sarah Butler

08, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘It’s greenwash’: most home compostable plastics don’t work, says study
Materials put into domestic compost are failing to disintegrate after six months – the only solution is to use less

Phoebe Weston

03, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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