Recycling

British Coffee Drinkers Start Demanding Recyclable Cups After Hugh's War On Waste

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has prompted Britons to demand major high street coffee chains provide recyclable coffee cups, after a BBC programme docum...

Coffee Companies Have 'Taken The Public For Idiots' On Recyclable Cups, Says Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has slammed major coffee companies for “taking the public for idiots” over recyclable coffee cups. The chef and campai...

Flourishing Fashion: Working Together to Complete the Circle

Rebecca Earley | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Style
Rebecca Earley

What concerns me is that the verbal ripostes create a greater degree of negativity around an industry that needs to transform - consumers and producers both need to undergo a huge number of life changes. How are we going to do that, when the most significant players in the industry are seemingly at odds with each other?

The Great Recycling Conspiracy

Luke Dale-Harris | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK
Luke Dale-Harris

If pub conversations and online comments are anything to go by, everybody seems to know someone whose friend works in waste. And inevitably, with unim...

Who are the Pioneers in the Fight Against Food Waste?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

The average UK household throws away £470 of food a year hitting them in the pocket and causing wider environmental damage. A host of new organisat...

Food Waste: The Illogical Equation

Millie Morris | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Millie Morris

As I watch 50 moist, perfectly round mini quiches mercilessly thrust into a waste bin, flakes of pastry and cheese fluttering from their industrial tray into a dark gaping mouth, my stomach sinks. The caterer promptly puts the tray down and continues her waste rampage, efficiently ridding the kitchen of leftover food from an event.

If This Is Democracy, It Stinks

Jonathan Guy | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Guy

Recently, I had cause to register an objection about a planning application for a proposed development on the other side of the town in which I live. ...

Can a Derbyshire Town Lead a UK Food Waste Revolution

Trewin Restorick | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

The Swadlincote adventure is launched on Wednesday 27th January and the year ahead promises to be intriguing. If all goes well it could be the Derbyshire town does revolutionise the way the UK address food waste.

What the US (and the World) Can Learn From Cuba

Rachel Lankester | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
Rachel Lankester

I only spent two weeks in beautiful Cuba but I came away inspired by what the country has achieved despite, at times, great imposed hardship. It seems to me nations around the world can learn a lot from Cuba, especially its nemesis the US.

The Quiet Recycling Revolution Happening in Fashion

Edward Lowe | Posted 13.12.2015 | UK Style
Edward Lowe

From the high street to the boutiques, a willingness to embrace an environmentally friendly image in fashion has always existed. But now, substance is beginning to back up the motivation...

Looking Good for the Apocalypse

Chantal Lyons | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Style
Chantal Lyons

We get through clothes on a monumental scale, with four times as many of them in our wardrobes compared to 1980, prices rapidly dropping to meet cheap greed, and over 80billion garments now produced each year.

Roskilde Festival To Recycle P*ss Into Beer (Yack)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's environmentally friendly and then there's bat shit crazy - and this latest scheme from organisers at Roskilde festival leans towards the latte...

From a Mother to Another

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

We all know how quickly little ones grow and often there is plenty of life left in their outgrown clothes. The figures are staggering: parents spend on average, £11,000 on clothing per child as they grow, with a third of clothing in the UK ending up in landfill. Having built JoJo on a "waste not, want not" ethos, we knew something had to be done.

Bin There, Done That

James Conmy | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

On and on I burrowed through the various strata of dead high street favourites, a Russian Doll of memories. And although these bags looked empty, each one, in fact, contained a recollection, evoked a tiny story, a forgotten feeling.

The EU Needs to Learn the True Meaning of 'Wealth'

Martin Whitlock | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics
Martin Whitlock

If the E.U. is keen to assert leadership on these issues, it could do worse than reflect upon what "wealth" really means for its 500 million citizens.

Lose Inches From Your Waist for #ZeroWasteWeek

Louise Graham | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

So make your contribution to zero waste week a double whammy. Eat real, fresh foods and cut out highly packaged junk foods, takeaways and soft drinks. It's a win/win situation, you lose inches from your waist and you cut down on waste.

Household Dynamics and Habits

Dr Stewart Barr | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Stewart Barr

The intra-household tensions that such questions raise meant that for many of our participants, it was simply easier to dispose of many items in the landfill bin, thus avoiding controversy and simultaneously supporting existing habits. So how can we begin to encourage greater recycling through directly tackling the issue of habit formation?

Human Leg Found At Recycling Plant

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK

A human leg has been found at a recycling plant. The alarm was raised late on Thursday night after the limb was discovered at the Thornton's plant ...

'Love the Farm, Leave No Trace'

Ben Hansen Hicks | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Hansen Hicks

This time last month, I was halfway through three weeks working at Glastonbury Festival. This meant that I was able to see the 'Early' week, final build up of all the stages and areas, as well as the Show Week in which the market vendors and last staging equipment poured in, joined by 175,000 others from Wednesday onwards.

The EU's New Recycling Targets: An Opportunity Not to be Wasted

Estelle Brachlianoff | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Estelle Brachlianoff

The EU set new recycling targets this week, with seventy percent of household waste (and 80% of packaging waste) to be recycled by 2030. The targets also stated that by 2025 there will be a total ban on recyclable material being sent to landfill and from 2030 this ban will extend to all recoverable municipal waste.

Fun, Green Ways to Celebrate the World Cup

Rob Crumbie | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Crumbie

The World Cup is upon us and, with it, football mania is here again! Years of discussion, dilly-dallying and endless debate in the sports pages has been replaced with make-or-break decisions and top footballing action featuring some of the most talented players of all time. Not to mention the likes of Pele the Piranha, this tournament's favoured psychic sports pundit!

Give Your Dad a Greener Gift This Father's Day

Rob Crumbie | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Crumbie

Is your Dad a fiend for the barbecue? It's the season for it, so why not mix up a jar of 'Dad's Special BBQ Sauce' from store cupboard ingredients and present it to him with a handy basting brush.

A Rubbish Post

Clive Norman | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

It's been over a year since I moved back to Wales, and the Welsh Assembly and the local Councils have, since I was last living here, decided to farm out the job of waste disposal, Waste Management, whatever you want to call it, to private contractors.

A Functionary's Meddling Is Never Done

Nick Abbot | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK
Nick Abbot

Modern life is rubbish. Actually, modern life is sorting rubbish. And then paying someone to take it away. This is on top of your council tax, which you thought covered that, but doesn't...

Six Ideas to Use Up Leftover (or Canned) Fish

Sian Breslin | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

So you cooked the fish, ate your fill and still have some left over. Unlike chicken, turkey beef and lamb, ideas for fish leftovers are sparse. One tip is to think of cooked fish liked tinned fish (i.e. tuna, salmon). Suddenly using it up seems much easier.