'The Best Way To Predict Your Future Is To Create It'

Adrian Griffiths | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Tech
Adrian Griffiths

"The best way to predict your future is to create it". This quote from Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, gives a nod to the problematic issue of predicting the future. Some things in life are easy to agree about, others just seem to gender ire whenever discussed: Energy from Waste and its future appears to be one of them.

From Straws To Cotton Buds - How We Are All Contributing To The Growth Of Wasteland

Hugo Tagholm | Posted 30.07.2017 | UK
Hugo Tagholm

The sheer scale of this challenge can sometimes make us feel helpless and powerless, overwhelmed by the relentless plastic barrage that lands daily on our favourite beaches. But, as is so often the case, it is in the face of great adversity that stories of hope, solidarity, community and unity emerge. For every action, there is a reaction.

Plastics Aren't Wrecking The Environment - People Are

Quora | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Tech

The problem is that each of these purposes have a very limited time frame, and when that purpose is served, we just throw out that packaging, just as we throw away our plastic shopping bags. People are not going to collectively choose to do things in a way that is more difficult and inconvenient in order to stave off a problem that is hidden and distant.

Have We Reached Peak Recycling?

Ollie Boesen | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK
Ollie Boesen

Last week was the first time that most of us will have ever heard of Henderson Island. Part of the UK's Pitcairn Islands group, the uninhabited World Heritage site lies 5,000km from the nearest human life in the middle of the South Pacific.

'Grotesque' Discovery On Remote Pacific Island Proves 'There Is No Escaping Plastic Pollution'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK

Nearly 38 million pieces of plastic have washed up on the beaches of one of the most remote places on earth, with crabs turning discarded rubbish into...

The Next UK Government Must Finish The Job Of Protecting Our Oceans

John Sauven | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK
John Sauven

Britain remains a significant power on the global stage, especially in relation to ocean conservation, and it is essential that the next Government upholds this fine tradition and pushes ahead with the most ambitious plan to protect the oceans the world has ever seen.

A Simpler Life

Julia Burness | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Burness

Having watched the documentary I felt like I needed to do something - I couldn't just sit there and accept what was being fed to us. The younger generations have a right to know what the truth is and therefore the option to choose whether they want this plastic life or not. I wanted to spread the message - reduction is the key and it's easy to do with a bit of thought.

Kids Vs Plastic

Mary-Ann Ochota | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Parents
Mary-Ann Ochota

Plastic pollution is the hot new environmental catastrophe on everyone's timeline. But is it really as bad as the moaners make out? I had a chat with the brains behind the Kids Against Plastic campaign, Amy and Ella Meek.

Five Things You Can Change To Help The Environment

Frontier | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Recent political developments have exacerbated this air of futility as we find ourselves at a tipping point in regards to the environment and climate action. However these set-backs mean that unity is more important than ever, and doing our individual part to contribute to the whole is vital.

France Becomes First Country To Completely Ban Plastic Cups, Plates And Utensils

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Tech

If your idea of a perfect summer holiday was picnicking on the French Riviera, then you can bid adieu to your convenient plastic dishware. France has ...

Why We Must Stop Using Microbeads

Dougie Poynter | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dougie Poynter

We have the power to create change and a shift in culture. Each of us has the ability to voice our opinions against this issue and start conversation about plastic pollution to our friends, family and leaders. Every unused bottle matters.

So Selfridges Has Just Banned The Sale Of Plastic Water Bottles

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK

Selfridges has announced it will stop selling single-use plastic water bottles as part of a campaign to reduce pollution in the oceans. As part of ...

Microwaving Plastic Containers Could Be Damaging Your Health

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hands up if, after an Indian takeaway, you save some of your curry, store it in tupperware and microwave it the following day? If the answer is yes...

The End of the World Is Not Enough: Why the Key to Understanding Change Is Understanding Ourselves

Martin Dorey | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Dorey

We don't like to be told what to do. We don't like to be told to compromise, when others don't. Each of us is as important as the other, so why shouldn't we have what they have?

Cost Versus Value - Why the Water Industry Needs to Reassess Its Goals

Simon Thomas | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

The water industry is currently undergoing a sea change that will have a significant impact on the way water companies and their partners operate in decades to come.

Taxing Plastic Bags Is a Step in the Right Direction

Dr Rose Mukankomeje | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Rose Mukankomeje

Just because you can't see those plastic bags hiding in the cupboard under the sink, in a bin or buried in a landfill, it doesn't mean the problem has gone away. No matter how developed your economy and society, plastic is a real cause of concern.

Plastic Chemicals Found On Saturn's Moon Titan

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Tech

A chemical commonly used in plastics here on Earth has been found on Saturn's distant moon of Titan. Propylene, which is used to make everything fr...

Self-Healing Plastic Discovered In Spain, Nicknamed 'Terminator'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Tech

In what is either 'terrifying portent of the end-times' news, or 'rather cool tech' news, scientists have unveiled a new form of plastic which can hea...

'We Are Sitting On A Time Bomb'

the Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

The plastic peril inflicting our oceans is now so severe humans are ingesting particles of litter, a leading marine expert has warned. The vast qua...

Green Gardening at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Matthew Childs | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Childs

I have taken inspiration from Ecover's pioneering spirit as a champion of sustainability. I wanted to design a garden that was about solutions to these problems and how the products and materials we buy and use can provide a way to make a sustainable lifestyle an easy option.

Why Plastic Waste Is Such a Problem and the Future of Bioplastics

Simon Howarth | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Tech
Simon Howarth

Waste plastic has become a massive concern, not only in the UK, but globally. Worldwide production and consumption of plastics has increased by 10% year on year from 5 million tonnes in 1950 to 245 million tonnes in 2006, and since then this figure has been increasing.

Why It's Time to Declare War on Plastic Bottle Waste

Fiona Hope | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK
Fiona Hope

In the UK, 15 million plastic bottles are used every day, and, despite increasingly improving waste disposal services, 80% of these are not recycled. Everyday approximately one billion bottles and cans are dumped in parks, rivers oceans and landfill sites - almost 400 million of those in America alone.

Plastic Fantastic

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

The sartorial cupid's arrow is a hard hitter. A couple of weeks ago, I fell head-over-demi-heels in love with a neatly wrapped parcel under the Christmas tree. A transparent indigo clutch in the ideal day to night size made up my first piece of the perspex puzzle.

Why You Should Never Get a Boob Job

Lizzie Cernik | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Cernik

It's been 20 years since Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson put boob jobs on the map with her bouncing silicon coconuts. Although surgeons claim these operations are rarely dangerous, I'm not convinced. So here are five reasons why you should keep those puppies away from the knife.

Policing Football on a Fair Boot

Ann Barnes | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK
Ann Barnes

Football has been making the headlines lately. Chelsea thrashed Tottenham 5-1 last Sunday, not sure how the blues will get on playing my team, Liverpool, in the FA Cup final, but I'm definitely rooting for the reds.