UK Waste

Scrapping EU Air Pollution and Waste Recycling Laws Would Be Folly

Keith Taylor | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

Later today we will find out for sure if the European Commission is planning on scrapping two vital European laws. When the commission presents it's full 2015 work programme this afternoon it looks very likely that the 'clean air' and 'circular economy (waste)' packages will both be withdrawn.

Why Wasting Food Should Be as Unacceptable as Throwing Litter

Alicia Lawson | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alicia Lawson

The difficulty with food waste is that its real environmental damage is created through its production, not its disposal. It's hard to connect wasting food with the damage it causes, because by the time it's on your plate, the damage has already been done.

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.

This Is When You Need To Throw Out Your Lunch Meat Or It Will Become Sentient

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We Brits are trigger happy when it comes to throwing out food - according to a 2013 report we throw about £700 worth of food a year. It's unlikely th...

The Suicidal Society

Nick Clements | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

We are a happy and simple people, that's all we wish for. I've never been to your lands, but I can feel what you are doing. It feels like a very grim, unhappy place where you live. You must only ever talk about death.' The Eastern European shaman was talking about the Western European culture.

Why Am I Passionate About Food Waste?

Jenny Dawson | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK
Jenny Dawson

We are all very aware of the problems that climate change and deforestation have on the sustainability of our planet. Food waste however is an enormous growing issue affecting our resources that seems to go under looked or thought of as less significant.

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.

How Much Is The NHS Wasting On EMPTY Buildings?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The National Health Service has been criticised after it admitted wasting £3.8 million on property taxes for the 122 empty buildings it owns, which i...

We Must Get Real About Sustainability Now to Ensure the Lifestyle We Want in 2050

Estelle Brachlianoff | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Estelle Brachlianoff

Whilst still a little way off, these technologies are already becoming a reality: challenging the prevailing perception that an environmentally friendly lifestyle can't go hand in hand with comfort and convenience.

Meet Kanchi Tamang, Nepalese Waste Picker

Bidisha | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Bidisha

Kanchi Tamang is a waste-picker in Nepal. A mother and a grandmother, she works long hours in unsafe and unclean conditions for a pittance. After contracting Hepatitis C, then developing painful gallstones, she faces the prospect of medical treatment that will require her to be absent from work and hospital bills that, together with the loss of work income, might mean that she loses her home and cannot support her family. Yet if she does not receive treatment, she might lose her life, not just her livelihood.

'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...

Nuclear Could Play Significant Role in Europe's Future Energy Mix

Julian Hunt | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Politics
Julian Hunt

More than two years after the devastating Fukushima nuclear disaster, the largest nuclear accident since Chernobyl, the repercussions continue in Europe. Inevitably, the episode has prompted renewed debate in Brussels and EU countries about nuclear power.

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.

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.

Britain's Richest MP Claims Families Waste £50 A Month On Food

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

Richard Benyon, listed as the most wealthy MP in the Commons and the heir to a £125million fortune, has criticised British families for wasting food....

Syringes, Bloody Tubes And Pig Snouts Being Dumped On Harley Street

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

Syringes, bloodied tissues and pig snouts are being ditched on the pavements of Harley Street by exclusive medical clinics, according to Westminster C...

The Trouble With Veolia and Palestine

Alex MacDonald | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Politics
Alex MacDonald

The Israel-Palestine conflict touches a nerve internationally more than any other conflict. Rarely does it seem to feel like just a lot of foreigners killing each other in some far-off exotic land, it feels like it hits home more directly. The controversy surrounding Veolia exemplifies this - the opponents of Israel's occupation of the West Bank see opposing contracts with Veolia as an opportunity to give their objections an immediate voice with an immediate effect.

Streets of Fire

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Sport
Shaun McCarthy

The torch relay has come to the country, signalling the start of London's third modern Olympics. People who have worked on Games in the past tell me t...

Twelve Principles for Sustainable Business

Michael Townsend | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK
Michael Townsend

Ultimately, the transition towards sustainable business is inevitable, given the combined impact of the challenges we face. For those businesses looking to fully embed sustainability principles, there is also a big prize waiting. And who wouldn't want some of that?

Bin Fines Consigned To Scrap Heap

PA | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK

Householders will no longer face fines for making "innocent mistakes" when putting out their bins under plans being announced by the Government this w...

Revealed: The Hundreds And Thousands Spent By The Government On Lawyers

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Politics

Government departments are spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on external legal advice despite having in-house lawyers costing millions. The ...

...Than A Belfry

Nick Abbot | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK
Nick Abbot

We cant afford street lights in this country now, apparently. Councils all over the land are turning off the lights in a bid to save money.

Pirelli seek 2012 Regulation Change to Prevent Tire Waste

Todd McCandless | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK
Todd McCandless

Pirelli tires are assessing their 2012 tire program for Formula One and more specifically they are looking for a tire regulation change from the teams...