Recycling

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.

Is Recycling Your Household Rubbish Worth the Effort?

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

Life as the parent of little ones is difficult enough. I remember my friends telling me off because I would get stressed if the boys wanted to play with a new toy without putting the last one back. I had so many sorter units; one for each type of toy or set. My kitchen became more of a playroom, the principal being that the boys would play happily on the kitchen floor as I did the cooking.

Re-Programming the Mind for Greener Living

Green Futures | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Green Futures

How can we intervene in this process to create moments of change? We might consider two ways of promoting habit formation within such 'moments'. First, we are all attuned to the environment around us and there is clear evidence that getting the 'choice architecture' right is critical.

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

Peter Rolton | Posted 14.06.2014 | 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 31.05.2014 | 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 27.05.2014 | 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 10.05.2014 | 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...