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How borrowing could become the new buying - and help save the planet

Catherine Early

8th August, 2017

What do steam cleaners, camping gear and ukuleles have in common? They are among the most popular items on loan at the Library of Things, a space where people can loan products rather than buy them, only to leave them on a shelf gathering dust after one or two uses, reports CATHERINE EARLY more...

Collaborative Consumption: Tool Sharing

by Samir Jeraj

Collaborative Consumption is the next step on from Freecycle and swapshops, says Samir Jeraj more...

Collaborative Consumption: Tool Sharing

by Samir Jeraj

September 27th, 2012

Collaborative consumption is the next step on from Freecycle and swapshops more...
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Life and debt

Molly Scott Cato

23rd April, 2009

This budget season, and so a short perambulation around the vexed question of the national debt seems in order. As a nation we've been living with debt for more the 300 years now, since 1694 to be precise, when Scottish privateer William Paterson persuaded the government of the time that creating £1.2 million of IOUs would get them out of their spending difficulties. more...
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GM set to make comeback

News

18th September, 2007

The impact of climate change on world food production will make the public more accepting of genetic modification, the industry believes. more...

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