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Grace Lee

Why Aren’t My Fellow Americans Doing More Recycling?

Grace Lee

27th July, 2012

Grace Lee has just spent a month in Seoul, South Korea working as an intern for the Resource Recirculation Management Division under the Climate Change and Environment Bureau of Seoul City Hall. Here’s what she has to say to her fellow US citizens about their domestic waste… more...
How to…make recycling pay

How to… make recycling pay

Bethany Hubbard

30th March, 2012

From turning old clothes into bags to making plastic cups into fabulous pencils, spring-cleaning just got lucrative more...
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Ten of the best…ways to reuse your rubbish

Valentina Jovanovski

5th August, 2011

Whether it’s plastic bottles or old magazines, Valentina Jovanovski has a creative way to turn it into something entirely new more...
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Can a landfill site ever return to nature?

Nick Kimbrell

6th July, 2010

One of the biggest landfill sites in the US is in the process of becoming a nature reserve and a recreation ground. Is this just papering over the cracks, or can our rubbish heaps really turn into something beautiful? more...

Campaign: Fighting food waste through feasts

David Hawkins

17th June, 2010

A campaign to force food manufacturers and retailers to reduce their waste is coupled with an innovative celebration of the rejected food more...
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10 groups campaigning against waste

Ecologist

19th June 2009

Viewed in new light, waste is a resource – to be used again, recycled or resurrected for another use more...
How to bake bread

How to bake your own bread

Tracey Smith

10th August, 2009

Move over Delia, Tracey Smith tells us how to bake no-fuss fabulous flatbread, hand made with minimal ingredients, including leftovers. more...
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Urban Composting

The Ecologist

1st February, 2005

Imagine you could turn 30 per cent of your household waste, at no cost, into high-quality compost for your plants, while also reducing toxic emissions from incinerator plants...
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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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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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Irish eyes are smiling

News

30th May, 2007

Environment Secretary David Miliband's proposed reforms to the British waste collection system have caused no end of bitter debate. But would the public be more welcoming if the Secretary of State took a leaf out of Ireland's book? more...

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