Posts Tagged: Recycling

Success for invention tackling the Pacific Garbage Patch

Discover how one man's invention is helping to clean up our oceans In 2012, Dutch inventor Boyan Slat announced plans to start working on a piece of machinery which would remove waste from the Pacific Garbage Patch. The Patch, which was first discovered to worldwide horror in 1997 by Charles Moo...

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How your laundry is contributing to ocean microplastics

Find out how you can reduce the amount of plastic entering our oceans by adapting your laundry routine It’s no secret that ocean plastic is a pressing issue currently facing the population, with recent UK Government estimates suggesting that as much as 150 million tonnes of plastic waste enter...

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Wet wipes confirmed leading cause of sewer blockages and river pollution

A recent study carried out by Thames21 found that in July of this year over 23,000 wet wipes made their way to the shore of the River Thames in Barnes. The wipes were collected during a two-hour volunteer clean up as part of a wider study into the long lasting effects of wet wipes in our sewers. T...

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Breakthrough recycling technology to boost efforts ten-fold

Hope has arrived for “non-recyclable” plastics as breakthrough recycling technology reveals that melting down mixed plastics is the key to reusing them. Mixed plastics such as crisp packets, cling film and plastic pouches were previously not able to be recycled in the UK. But breakthrough m...

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40% rise in Scotland’s food waste recycling

Zero Waste Scotland find food waste recycling is on the rise With sustainable solutions hot on the agenda as the UK tackles the climate crisis head on, many are looking to our everyday practices for ways to eradicate contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. One such source is food waste sent to...

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