Monthly Archives: January 2013

Two billion tonnes of food turning into waste, warning states

16 Jan 2013 by Ashley Curtis in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Engineers have warned that nearly half of all food produced in the world ends up as waste every single year, reports greenwisebusiness.co.uk. The amount of food going to waste – equivalent to two billion tonnes – is down to unnecessarily strict sell-by dates, buy-one-get-one-free offers, unsatisfactory storage facilities and “poor engineering and agricultural practices”, according […]

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Basingstoke’s recycling rate leaves a lot to be desired, claims Defra

14 Jan 2013 by Ashley Curtis in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

When it comes to recycling household rubbish, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is the tenth worst district in Britain. That’s according to an annual review of recycling published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), cited by basingstokegazette.co.uk, which shows the council ranked 343 out of 352 authorities in the UK due […]

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Croydon’s recycling rates rise

10 Jan 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

It has been reported that recycling rates in Croydon have risen, croydonguardian.co.uk reports. The amount of rubbish placed into recycling bins in the area has risen by 10 per cent since the same period last year. This means that nearly half of the rubbish in the area is now recycled by residents. Talking about the boost […]

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Coffee recycling to help raise funds for Berwick school

09 Jan 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A recycling scheme set up in Northumberland could see locals not only bettering the environment but also a local school, topix.com reports. A UK-wide scheme has recently been announced by Kenco and TerraCycle in a bid to enable consumers to recycle waste from all brands of coffee packaging for the first time ever. Now, the […]

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Women better at recycling than men

07 Jan 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Couples have the highest rates of recycling, but women still outstrip men, a new study has found. Researchers from Essex University sought to discover which members of society were particularly good at recycling and which were not pulling their weight, iol.co.za reports. The results, which were compiled by quizzing some 5,000 British residents, found that 79 […]

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Fife tops the SEPA Scottish recycling charts

03 Jan 2013 by Joe Elvin in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

People living in Fife are the best Scottish residents when it comes to recycling, according to new research. Figures published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have indicated that 54 per cent of waste in the region was recycled in 2011. That puts it way above the national average of 40.1 per cent. Councillors […]

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Friends of the Earth agrees with fortnightly bin collections

03 Jan 2013 by Paul Smithson in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Fortnightly collections of non-recyclable waste is the way to get more people recycling, says Friends of the Earth. The charity showed support for this strategy after figures from the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs revealed that nine of the ten local councils with the best improvement in recycling rates over the past […]

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