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Green design

Designing out waste means rethinking the system

Steve Evans

8th September, 2009

Design is everywhere, deciding how things look, how they work and how systems run. But effective ecodesign is difficult when decisions are made in isolation, says Steve Evans more...
Find out if your council plans to waste your waste with our interactive map

Councils accused of ignoring biogas

Ecologist

7th August, 2009

Find out if your council is about to waste your waste in favour of incinerators with our interactive map more...
Food waste: valuable stuff

Biogas: is your council about to waste your waste?

David Strahan

4th August, 2009

Biogas - a methane-rich fuel made from rotting food waste or sewage - has huge potential as a clean, green fuel for the UK. But a perverse web of subsidies, rules and contracts could mean UK councils are about to kiss goodbye to the real power of waste... more...
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Hewlett-Packard = Hazardous Products, says Greenpeace

The US company has been singled out for its failure to remove dangerous chemicals from computers more...
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Reusable packaging in the UK: cost the major factor

Eifion Rees

29th June, 2009

When it comes to reusable packaging and the environment, consumers are keen to do the right thing, but it seems sparking a refill revolution in Great Britain means getting the price right first more...
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Visionaries: William McDonough

Ecologist

1st April 2009

William McDonough highlights the wastefulness and environmental impacts of modern design and manufacturing and proposes a whole rethink of the process.
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In the News

Sweeteners to track waste water flows

Ecologist

1st July, 2009

Researchers may soon be using artificial sweeteners to track the path waste water takes. more...
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Sustainable cities- rethinking sustainable building

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2009

Sustainability consultant Dr David Strong tells Pat Thomas why the way we think about sustainable building needs to be demolished and rebuilt
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Ecologist Archive

Fire resistant: 'Why I went to jail to protect my daughter from toxic polluters'

Terri Swearingen

1st December, 2004

How far would you go to fight plans for a new waste incinerator? One woman went all the way... more...
In the News

Call for Tennessee fly ash clean up

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

A catastrophic spill of fly ash has renewed calls for the waste to be reclassified. more...
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MP Alan Whitehead proposes a bill to see more recycled resources used in new products

News

15th April, 2009

Many dutiful recyclers feel rightly frustrated that so few of their carefully washed bottles and cans put out each week seem to make their way back into the same product. more...
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Composting under fire

Anne Barr

28th March, 2009

Next time you grumble that it's too much effort to seperate you plastic from your cans, imagine doing it as the bullets are flying over head more...

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Oxfordshire beauty spot saved from becoming a waste coal ash dump

Ecologist

21st January, 2009

It has been a long and bitter struggle. When locals who had for years enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of Thrupp lake at Radley, Oxfordshire, learned that it was to be filled with fly-ash from Didcot power station, they assumed that a small but vocal protest would help see off the plans. more...
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Californian Ocean Protection Council calls for a state-wide ban on Styrofoam packaging

Ecologist

16th January, 2009

Little angers environmentalists more than receiving food or products in Styrofoam packaging, and now the Californian Ocean Protection Council has called for a blanket ban on the use of the material in food containers across California. more...
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Poison Fire Interview

Phil Moore

11th September, 2008

Filmmaker Lars Johansson talks to the Ecologist about the making of the film 'Poison Fire' and the curse of oil in the Niger Delta. more...
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Poison Fire

Phil Moore

4th September, 2008

Environmentalists arrested at community meeting on gas flaring more...
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Waste management proves a profitable business

Martin O'Brien

7th August, 2008

Martin O'Brien investigates how waste management has become a lucrative business. more...
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The scandal of planned technological obsolescence

Nick Kettles

6th August, 2008

Our economy demands that we make consumption our way of life, the that we seek our spiritual satisfaction in consumption… more...
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Salton Sea: desolation in the desert

Manuela Hübner

1st July, 2008

A sobering, disturbing yet humorous look at the journey of a holiday resort 50 miles south of Palm Springs from utopia to apocalypse. more...

A green valentines day

Tess Andrews

7th February, 2008

Every year we’re landfilling or incinerating 200 million non-recycled, mass produced, unromantic valentine cards. So this year we should all make more of an effort to keep our romance and the planet alive. more...
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Figures expose UK’s recycling gap

News

23rd November, 2007

Rates of recycling in England and Wales differ markedly from region to region, with some city areas faring particularly badly, according to new figures. more...
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Burying The Truth

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

11th October, 2007

What does Douglas Gowan know that everyone else wants to keep hidden? For 40 years the story of Brofiscin Quarry – now the most polluted place in the UK – has been suppressed...
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Incinerators: the lethal consequences of breathing fire

Pat Thomas

6th September, 2007

Despite the best efforts of the industry to rebrand and clean up incineration, the fact remains that today's incinerators still permit pollution. more...
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'One-box' recycling doing more harm than good

News

7th August, 2007

Throwing all your recycling in one box may seem like a good idea, but it is threatening the future of European-based paper recycling, according to a leading industry source. more...

Supermarkets could be forced to collect packaging

News

19th June, 2007

A private member's bill that would see supermarkets and other retailers forced to take responsibility for the packaging on their goods has been debated in the Commons. more...

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