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Message in a bottle: the retro way to reduce packaging

The Ecologist

14th March, 2011

UK consumers get through 14 million litres of bottled soft drinks every year at a significant cost to the environment. So why not try making your own?
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Tesco teams up with Goodone to bring ethical fashion to the high street

The Ecologist

22nd February, 2011

Eco-label Goodone’s unique collaboration with the supermarket giant is finally bringing green fashion to the mass market more...
Investigations

Monsanto agrees clean-up of toxic Brofiscin quarry in Wales

Tom Levitt

19th February, 2011

Environment Agency finds Monsanto, BP and Veolia liable for clean up after thousands of tonnes of cancer-causing chemicals - including PCBs, dioxins and Agent Orange derivatives - dumped in Welsh quarry more...
Investigations

Monsanto agrees clean-up of toxic Brofiscin quarry in Wales

Tom Levitt

19th February, 2011

Environment Agency finds Monsanto, BP and Veolia liable for clean up after thousands of tonnes of cancer-causing chemicals - including PCBs, dioxins and Agent Orange derivatives - dumped in Welsh quarry more...
Ecologist May 2007

Burying The Truth, the orginal Ecologist investigation into Monsanto and Brofiscin Quarry

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... more...

The Byocup: a reusable alternative to paper

The Ecologist

18th February, 2011

Millions of trees are cut down for paper cups every year, the majority of which end up in landfill. With that in mind, isn’t it time you swapped your paper cup for something more sustainable? more...
Undersea nuclear

Underwater nuclear power stations destined for the English Channel?

Robert Williams

15th February, 2011



Plans for undersea nuclear power reactors around the coast of France could see a boom in uptake of the technology - but serious questions about costs and waste disposal remain unanswered more...

Charities suffer as criminal gangs target lucrative clothing recycling sector

Louise Hunt

1st February, 2011

Charities, including Oxfam and Traid, which rely on donations of unwanted clothes are facing an escalating theft problem - which could undermine public confidence in recycling and increase clothing waste, reports Louise Hunt more...

The Secret Life of Stuff

Ruth Styles

20th January, 2011

Clear and well written, Julie Hill's opus sheds light on the issues of waste and consumption but provides solutions that are too simplistic to be of real use, argues Ruth Styles
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Environmental Investigation Agency

Environmental Investigation Agency: meet the original eco spooks

Matilda Lee

18th January, 2011

The EIA has been at the forefront of investigative campaigning for over 25 years, tackling the illegal wildlife trade, timber trafficking and ozone-depleting CFCs. Matilda Lee gets a debriefing more...

Cut down on food waste: making the most of your Christmas bird

Tom Antebi

28th December, 2010

Have you maximised your festive leftovers potential this year? Here are our top tips for getting the best out of your turkey for Boxing Day and beyond - and a recipe for the perfect roast chicken more...

Ecomodo: the lending website that's sharing the wealth

Laura Laker

27th December, 2010

Why buy when you can borrow? From tools to skills, new social enterprise Ecomodo allows community members to borrow what they need from each other more...

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Pick Up America: a cross-country road trip to wipe out waste

Carrie Madren

21st December, 2010

Five committed twentysomethings are making a 2,000-mile trek across the US, picking up litter and educating young people and communities about zero waste more...
Greenpeace say nuclear is a distraction to the the real solutions

The government isn’t telling us the true cost of nuclear waste disposal

Dr Paul Dorfman

13th December, 2010

UK plans for ten new nuclear power plants will create £80 billion worth of radioactive waste that we still have no secure way of disposing more...
A nuclear power station

Taxpayers could bankroll nuclear clear-up under new Government plans

Tom Levitt

9th December, 2010

Campaign groups say UK officials are underestimating the costs of disposing of nuclear waste and that the taxpayer will end up footing the bill more...
E-waste

Criminal gangs cash in on thriving illegal e-waste trade

Matilda Lee

2nd December, 2010

The Environment Agency and Interpol are being forced to tackle the growing trade in electrical waste to stop our unwanted TVs, computers and refrigerators falling into the wrong hands more...
Industrial pipework

Carbon capture and storage could contaminate drinking water

Tom Levitt

12th November, 2010

Capturing and then burying carbon dioxide deep underground in a bid to reduce emissions may lead to a contamination of water aquifers more...

ASDA and Marks & Spencer lead assault on packaging waste crisis - but will it work?

Aimee Steen

9th November, 2010

As UK supermarkets scramble to reduce packaging in the face of growing legislation and consumer demand, Aimee Steen talks exclusively to those tackling the problem at high street stores and asks what role customers have to play more...
Barrels of nuclear waste

Rejected nuclear waste site in Cumbria back on list of potential locations

Tom Levitt

29th October, 2010

Campaigners and scientists express concern over the inclusion of a site near Sellafield in latest list of locations considered for deep underground disposal of nuclear waste more...

Poverty forces Roma people to scavenge toxic e-waste

Carolyn Lebel and Jemima Roberts

12th October, 2010

Persecuted Roma communities in France are being forced to scavenge for dangerous e-waste, potentially threatening health and questioning the country's recycling policies more...

London's Savoy hotel gets five stars for eco refit

Matilda Lee

8th October, 2010

One of London's most prestigious hotels has had a green makeover as part of a £220 million refit. Ahead of the official reopening, Matilda Lee gets an exclusive preview of the capital's most environmentally responsible luxury hotel
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Revealed: scandal of Roma people forced to scavenge toxic e-waste

Carolyn Lebel

12th October, 2010

In the wake of President Sarkozy's crackdown on the Roma people, an Ecologist investigation uncovers how poverty and discrimination are forcing persecuted communities to scratch a living recycling France's growing mountain of e-waste - potentially threatening health and raising questions over the effectiveness of waste policies

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Peterborough Renewable Energy Park (artist's impression)

UK can achieve 'zero waste' without incineration

Tom Levitt

5th October, 2010

Current 'dump it or burn it' mindset can only be resolved by moving away from incineration and landfill and aiming for a zero waste policy, say campaigners more...
Urine

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Dorienne Robinson

22nd September, 2010

Your bladder's loss could be your vegetable garden's gain, since urine makes for a surprisingly good fertiliser - so why are we wasting our wee? more...
Greenpeace say nuclear is a distraction to the the real solutions

EU nuclear waste disposal plans 'not safe' claim scientists

Emily Shelton

16th September 2010

Experts warn EU proposals for deep geological disposal of radioactive waste have ‘serious potential for something to go badly wrong’
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