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A computer on fire

UN warns India and China over growing problem of e-waste

Ecologist

22nd February, 2010

African and Asian countries need proper electronic waste recycling systems to prevent the surge in consumer demand creating toxic e-waste mountains more...
Margaret Hill

UK warned toxic ship would be scrapped on Indian beach

Ecologist

18th February, 2010

Campaigners say the Environment Agency failed to heed warnings that the gas tanker Margaret Hill would be sent to ship-breaking yards in India more...
Landfill

The Landfill Prize Top Ten

John Naish

16th February, 2010

Golf club shaped urinal anyone? Digital fridge magnet? Nominate your contenders for Britain's most useless consumer product before 22nd February...
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Wrap

Scrapstores: turning waste into arts and crafts

Giovana Zilli

9th February, 2010

The Watford Scrapstore is a treasure trove for children, teachers and eco-conscious artists on a budget. Here, scrap materials are transformed into community art more...
Slums

Atlantic Rising: Ghana's slums recycle Western waste

Tim Bromfield

28th January, 2010

The slums of Accra in Ghana are being used as a dumping ground for Western consumer waste, including toxic electrical components. more...
textiles

'Primark effect' still clogging up UK landfills

Ecologist

19th January, 2010

Calls to bring forward ban on recyclable material sent to landfill increase, as reports emerge of big increases in the quantity of textile waste being dumped more...
Tetrapak cartons

How green are tetrapak food cartons?

Emilie Filou

19th January, 2010

They're becoming more and more common - wrapped around everything from milk to chickpeas. But just how environmentally friendly are composite cartons compared to the good, old-fashioned tin or jar? more...
Peak phosphorus

Peak phosphorus: our most important nutrient running out

Ewan Kingston

12th January, 2010

It has no synthetic alternative and some scientists believe supplies may already be in a terminal decline. But there is still no international effort to tackle the massive agricultural problems that will come when the phosphorus runs out more...
Spring mushrooms

Spring mushrooms show long term effect of climate change

Ecologist

9th December, 2009

Warmer weather and reduced frosts linked to climate change are giving a boost to spring mushroom numbers in the UK and Europe more...
Battery recycling in Britain is very low

Recycling batteries: Why we need to do more

Chie Elliott

30th June, 2009

Less than three per cent of household batteries are currently recycled in Britain. Chie Elliott looks into why we're at the bottom of Europe's league tables more...
Richmond biodiesel

Councils using chip fat as fuel and road filler

Amy Dickson

5th November, 2009

Richmond council has become the first in the country to run its entire vehicle fleet on 100 per cent recycled biodiesel, while Lincolnshire is using the stuff to patch roads more...
Rubbish dump

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...

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CASE STUDY: giving old furniture a new home

Lucy Thompson

20th August, 2009

Is it possible to help the environment, local community and give the homeless a second chance at life? The charity Emmaus is living proof that the answer is yes more...
Mike Reynolds renegade architect

CASE STUDY: building sustainable houses from rubbish

Laura Sevier

19th June, 2009

They’re made from recycled materials, and are entirely self-sufficient. Laura Sevier meets the renegade architect behind Earthships more...
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CASE STUDY: recycling waste wood

Mel Poluck

9th June, 2009

Mel Poluck visits a flagship environmental project that rescues, reuses and recycles tonnes of wood destined for landfills, doing much the same for those it employs more...
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CASE STUDY: recycling bicycles

Claire Baylis

1st March, 2009

It’s the greener way to go, but it seems bicycling can tackle everything from health issues to homelessness. Claire Baylis learns the meaning of true pedal power. more...
A survey of the River Trent

Environment Agency demands tougher fines for polluters

Ecologist

6th November, 2009

Agency calls on courts to hand out stronger penalties for waste and pollution criminals more...
Old television

Don't throw out your old TVs

Ecologist

3rd November, 2009

Digital UK urged to remind public not to throw out existing televisions when the analogue TV signal is switched off in their region more...
Cash hordes

The more we recycle, the more waste firms profit

Shlomo Dowen

22nd October, 2009

Earlier this month, campaigner Shlomo Dowen won a landmark High Court case that forced Nottinghamshire council to reveal its financial arrangements with waste contractor Veolia Environmental Services. So what did Veolia want to keep so quiet? more...
Plastic Bag

Wales plans to bring in compulsory plastic bag charge

Ecologist

16th October, 2009

Welsh Government says a charge is the only way to reduce plastic bag use further and encourage reuse more...
Urban Energy Centre artist's impression

National Grid plan for local waste-to-biogas plants

Ecologist

8th October, 2009

Electricity operator National Grid believes that with the right Government incentives, renewable gas could be produced from our waste and fed straight into the mains more...

UK losing £650m a year by binning and burning waste

Ecologist

7th October, 2009

A report from Friends of the Earth reveals the huge extent of the pollution and financial losses caused by our love of landfill and incineration more...
A computer on fire

Greenpeace forces HP to go toxin-free

Ecologist

30th September, 2009

Greenpeace’s campaign for greener electronics shows promising results as HP release an almost toxin-free product more...
Freegle

What went wrong with Freecycle in the UK?

Sarah Lewis

30th September, 2009

The recycling network has seen its UK groups halve in number after members lost patience with its 'autocratic' US leadership more...
Landfill

UK likely to miss landfill targets

Ecologist

28th September, 2009

Badly thought out waste policy could land the UK with a £0.5 billion fine more...

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