Recycling

Refuse-Derived Fuel and the UK's Waste Management Woes

Peter Rolton | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

In 1996, landfill tax was introduced at a rate of £8 per tonne to encourage councils and businesses to develop more robust recycling programmes. The ...

The Psychology of Habit Formation, Re-Programming for Greener Living

Dr Stewart Barr | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Stewart Barr

If information and exhortations to change behaviours are ineffective, then what influences the habits - or practices - that we all engage in on a daily basis?

Nuclear Summit in Holland Neglects Crucial Security Issues

Behnam Taebi | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics
Behnam Taebi

Earlier this week, the Netherlands hosted the third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). More than 50 world leaders where in The Hague to enhance international nuclear security...

Why Don't Economists Care More About Rising Resource Prices?

Julian Morgan | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Julian Morgan

Economists need to pay more attention to resources as there is a clear and pressing need to develop greater resilience to commodity price shocks. While this will not solve all our economic problems, it can make an important contribution to many of them. For this reason, the careful management of resources should be right at the heart of economic policy.

Why I Skip

Cameron Kaye | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Politics
Cameron Kaye

As an environmental campaigner I try to live as sustainably as possible and put my beliefs into practice. Skipping for food is, for me, an integral part of being both true to my beliefs and leading a truly sustainable life...

Gain From Greening Your Lifestyle in 2014

Rob Crumbie | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Rob Crumbie

For those looking to gain more from going green in 2014 and help reduce the 171 million tonnes of waste produced in Britain every year, below are some quick and easy changes you can make:

Is This What a Feminist Looks Like?

Sue Black | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sue Black

With an exhibition title like "Big Swinging Ovaries" it's probably obvious that artist Jess de Wahls is a feminist. What's less obvious is that "Big Swinging Ovaries" brings together art, feminism and recycling to create portraits of diverse female role models.

Best of 2013 Part Two: Fashioning A Better Future

Christine de Leon | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine de Leon

After the Rana Plaza disaster last April, consumers could see first hand how their appetite for cheap clothes fuels exploitative working conditions amongst the poorest people on Earth. 2013 became the year that the industry were forced to reevaluate the efficacy of their corporate social responsibility policies.

Moving Part 2: Top Tips For Success

Nick Abbot | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

Much to my amazement, and despite me looking REALLY hard for any signs of destruction, it seems that absolutely everything that the removal men were given charge of has arrived in the same condition that it was before they set about moving it.

More Than 48 Million Tonnes Of Gadgets Thrown Away Every Year

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Tech

What with all of these new and wonderful gadgets out this year, it's no surprise that some of your older tech might end up on the scrap heap. But n...

Packaging Recycling in 2013 and Beyond

Eric Collins | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Eric Collins

This year the UK celebrated the 10th annual Recycle Week, with people all over the country focusing on the theme of 'Recycling - at home and away'. A spotlight was shone on metals, plastics, textiles and food waste in particular.

Materials Are Key Challenge for Europe in Resource-Constrained World

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

In the build up to February's European Council Summit on industrial competitiveness, Brussels is in the midst of a major policy review. Industrial strategy is the right topic for Europe to be debating and now is exactly the right time to address it...

Asa Bennett

Have Your Public Services Improved Despite Council Cuts?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Politics

Most people think public services have improved in the last five years, however local councils will struggle to stop public services deteriorating due...

Shoppers To Face Plastic Bag Charge

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

Shoppers in England will face a 5p charge for plastic bags under a new government plan to be announced by Nick Clegg. The scheme, intended to disco...

How Packaging Can Push Recycling Boundaries

Eric Collins | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK
Eric Collins

Eric Collins, Managing Director of Nampak Plastics, calls for immediate action from manufacturers over the recyclability of packaging products created. This year the UK celebrated the 10th annual Recycle Week, with people all over the country focusing on the theme of 'Recycling - at home and away'. A spotlight was shone on metals, plastics, textiles and food waste in particular.

Why It Shouldn't Cost 5p to Realise We Need to Reduce Our Plastic Bag Waste

Maria Sowter | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Sowter

Reducing plastic bag usage was just one of the things people around the world pledged as their Ocean Promise last World Oceans Day, and is part of addressing a larger need to prevent excessive environmental waste. It is one of the easier and simpler actions each of us can take to help reduce our individual impact.

WATCH: Recycling Bin Dishes Out Wine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Comedy

What would you do if you saw a recycling bin trundling, all by itself, down the street? And what would you do if said recycling bin then started do...

World Oceans Day - What Will You Promise?

Frontier | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK
Frontier

Pledging to take shorter showers, using a smaller amount of water for baths, and doing the washing up in a bowl in the sink are all easy ways to reduce your personal water usage. Families have been taking pledges together.

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.

From Film Making Novices to Production Company Owners: A Rollercoaster Tale of Success

Jens Christensen | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jens Christensen

We're going to need a camera, a microphone, some actors, a big bag of aluminium cans... and an old school hue blue VW camper van. And a quick 'teach yourself film making' brainstorm. Then once it's all in place, we'll go and make a film to enter into the search for green student film makers.

Understanding Environmental Behaviour in the 'Black Box' of the Household

Dr Stewart Barr | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Stewart Barr

With all the investment in behaviour change campaigns and infrastructure, why is there still material that can be recycled going into the bin in our homes? Only half of all plastic bottles are currently sent for recycling, revealing a significant gap between the strong environmental values people profess and their behaviour.

Free Papers Are Costing the Earth

Helen Wilson | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Wilson

There is something irresistible about a free newspaper or magazine. Human nature is such that we can't help but pick them up, regardless of their qual...

Lindsay Lohan... Made Out Of Rubbish

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

We've grown used to Lindsay Lohan's headline-grabbing antics, whether it be for wild partying or court appearances but now the larger-than-life charac...

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.

3D Printers: The Key to Sustainability and End of Poverty?

Harbir Kaur | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Tech
Harbir Kaur

Nature has proved lucrative in providing inspiration for current innovations, but nothing can be as inspirational as nature's ability to re-invent, re-use and recycle matter: organic or inorganic.