Recycling

Whisky - A Recycling Nightmare?

Matt Chambers | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

Whisky packaging has been named and shamed as one of the top villains for recycling in a new report from The Recycling Association, the UK's largest network of independent waste and recycling operators.

'Surely You Can't Be Serious!'

Adrian Griffiths | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech
Adrian Griffiths

Dame Ellen MacArthur, Founder, Ellen MacArthur Foundation said herself: "The New Plastics Economy initiative has attracted widespread support, and across the industry we are seeing strong initial momentum and alignment on the direction to take. The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing Action provides a clear plan for redesigning the global plastics system, paving the way for concerted action."

Emma Watson's Latest Instagram Posts Prove Her Ongoing Dedication To Sustainable Fashion

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Style

Emma Watson took to Instagram once again to prove she’s committed to sustainable and eco-friendly fashion. Yesterday, the actress shared three imag...

Greenpeace Reveals 'Breath-Taking' Number Of Plastic Bottles Coca-Cola Makes

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK

Coca-Cola has been accused of “refusing to take responsibility” for its environmental impact by producing more than 100 billion throwaway plastic ...

Here's Why 235 Million Items Of Clothing Will End Up In Landfill Sites In The UK This Year

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Style

Recycling our food waste has now become commonplace in homes across the country, but doing the same with our clothing has yet to catch on. An estimate...

Your Takeaway Coffee Could Be About To Cost More, But For A Very Good Reason

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK

Hitting coffee lovers with a levy for using disposable cups could replicate the success of the plastic bag tax and cut their use by 300 million a year...

Can Tech Combat The Climate Crisis?

Andrew Moore | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech
Andrew Moore

Unbelievably, there are those who still insist on denying the existence of the world's environmental crisis, and worryingly, some of these are in pivotal positions when it comes to what happens in the next 10 years. This by the way is the period in which many experts believe we still have a chance to mitigate the rise in global temperatures.

Plastic Bottles Weighing The Equivalent Of 10,000 Blue Whales Sold Every Year

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK

More than two million tonnes of throwaway plastic soft drink bottles are sold each year - the equivalent weight of 10,000 blue whales. A survey by Gre...

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.

The Coffee Cup Conundrum: Why Aren't More Of Our Paper Cups Recycled?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Trewin Restorick

The campaign aims to make it easy for people to recycle their cups. Recycling bins will be placed in major offices, transport hubs and other public spaces. High street retailers will offer recycling facilities and street cleaners will be able to separate cups for recycling.

This H&M Dress Was Made From Waste Washed Up On A Beach

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Style

Natalia Vodianova is no stranger to beautiful gowns made from luxurious fabrics that sweep over her body, but her latest ethereal dress was made from ...

As Close To Zero-Waste As I Can Get

Julia Burness | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Burness

I really don't want to be a part of this commercially led waste-society any more. By that I mean, I no longer want to add to the problems of our environment through waste and I am going to do my best to get as close to zero-waste as I can.

The Eco Homes That'll Change The Way You Think About Sustainability

Jen Barton | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Nowadays, the mark of a successful home isn’t determined by whether or not you used Carrera marble in your kitchen or have a 3D gallery feature wall...

Saving The Planet Is Good For Business

Bruce Bratley | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech
Bruce Bratley

The news this week that there has been no slowdown in global warming highlights just how fragile our relationship with the environment is. It makes us question our individual role in contributing to big issues like global warming and think about the ways they can counteract the negative impact we, as individuals and businesses, have on the environment.

Millennials - The Generation Of Waste

Sam Williams | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Williams

Growing up, I remember faulty appliances being fixed by either my grandad or at a local repair shop - where a man with a never-ending array of tools would get the job done. We bought when we needed, not when we wanted. We wasted nothing. And I'm not talking about the middle of the 20th Century; I grew up in the late 90's.

The Real Junk Food Project Brighton

Lucy Maddox | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Maddox

"These are all the way from Peru, look at these beauties," Sarah beams as she offers me some blueberries. "They have flown half-way round the world on...

What Is Sustainable Fashion And How To Get Started?

Tania Arrayales | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Style
Tania Arrayales

I made the switch almost 2 years ago, and as I've explained before my trigger was the True Cost Movie. Upon making my decision to start being more sustainable, I began reading and learning everything I could do to make a positive impact.

How To Recycle, Reuse And Repurpose Fashion

Tania Arrayales | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Style
Tania Arrayales

Moving towards this lifestyle isn't easy and changing the way people consume fashion is a behavior that has been set for years. People can't get discouraged and need to remember that every small step they take is making an impact. So, here are some simple ways to incorporate recycling, reusing, and repurposing into your lifestyle.

A Year After Successful Plastic Bag Charge, Let's Focus On Coffee Cup Waste

Andrew Pendleton | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Andrew Pendleton

It's estimated that 2.5billion coffee cups end up in landfill every year. It's sadly undeniable that we have a cultural problem with litter blighting our beautiful countryside: a leaf-denuded autumnal hedge pockmarked with flapping supermarket plastic bags is viscerally awful, and what a miserable scene a litter-strewn high street is at any time of the year.

Give Coffee Cups #1MoreShot

Trewin Restorick | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

This summer the celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall launched a highly publicised campaign announcing that 99% of the 2.5 billion coffee cups us...

Reuse, Recycle: Now Is The Time To Repair

Kitty Ussher | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK
Kitty Ussher

In fact this might be a solution for us nostalgic late adopters. If I branch out into finding a way to use technology to fix other people's old-fashioned pre-loved goods as well as selling my own I can relinquish my late-adopter status and be the beginning of something that is just beginning to grow. Refurbished rolodex anyone?

Why Size Matters When It Comes To Your Water Footprint

Anna Koklanakis | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Anna Koklanakis

So next time you find yourself browsing the supermarket aisle, take a moment to think about the positive impact you could make through what you choose to cook for dinner tonight.

French Ban Disposable Coffee Cups - Will Britain Follow Suit?

Suzanne Themps | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK
Suzanne Themps

The French government has made a bold decision this week in the name of reducing waste and tackling climate change - good on them! By committing to ban disposable cups and plates by 2020 - except those that are completely compostable - France is taking a huge step towards tackling the one million coffee cups that reach landfill every minute. Perhaps it's time that Britain took the leap?

Why I Think We Should All Recycle LESS For Recycle Week

Jen Gale | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK
Jen Gale

It feels wrong to be advocating recycling less. And especially during Recycle Week, when I feel like I should really be championing recycling and encouraging everyone to recycle as much as they can. And don't get me wrong. I am a big supporter of recycling, and an advocate of recycling. But only if we've explored all the other options in the 'Waste Hierarchy' first.

Waste Mountain Could Be Golden Opportunity For The World's Poorest

Richard Gower | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK
Richard Gower

Our present economic model, which could be described as 'take, make, dispose', has generated significant improvements in our standard of living, but is also harming us. According to the World Health Organisation, each year twenty times more people die of diseases linked to mismanagement of waste and pollutants than die from malaria.