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Waste and Recycling

Collaborative Consumption: Tool Sharing

by Samir Jeraj

September 27th, 2012

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

CAMPAIGN HERO: Shlomo Dowen, UK Without Incineration Network

Matilda Lee

5th April, 2011

Shlomo Dowen, UK Without Incineration Network The head of the UK's grassroots anti-incineration network on working towards a zero waste economy, encouraging community engagement and avoiding 'defeatist' language more...

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...

Reusing bike parts to power water pumps, corn crushers and more

Mira Olson

15th July, 2010

A tiny workshop in rural Guatemala is pioneering cheap, eco-friendly, pedal-powered machines made from discarded bicycle parts more...

How to campaign for less waste and more recycling

George Wigmore & Matilda Lee

6th July, 2010

From plastic bag-free towns to refashioned clothes and bus fleets run on chip fat, here's a guide to what you can do to tackle waste in your community 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...

The Landfill Prize Top Ten

John Naish

16th February, 2010

Landfill 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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Scrapstores: turning waste into arts and crafts

Giovana Zilli

9th February, 2010

Wrap 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...

Recycling batteries: Why we need to do more

Chie Elliott

30th June, 2009

Battery recycling in Britain is very low 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...

How to make your town plastic bag free

Sylvia Rowley

15th April, 2009

Plastic bag Sylvia Rowley examines Rebecca Hosking's tips to rid your town of plastic bags more...

10 groups campaigning against waste

Ecologist

19th June 2009

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

CASE STUDY: running a sustainable waste service in Kenya

Nate Wright

29th October, 2009

Worldbike Worldbike is using customised bicycles to kick-start rubbish-hauling enterprises in Kenya's poorest neighbourhoods more...

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...

CASE STUDY: building sustainable houses from rubbish

Laura Sevier

19th June, 2009

Mike Reynolds renegade architect They’re made from recycled materials, and are entirely self-sufficient. Laura Sevier meets the renegade architect behind Earthships more...

CASE STUDY: recycling waste wood

Mel Poluck

9th June, 2009

LHRichardSimpson_MAIN.jpg 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...

CASE STUDY: recycling bicycles

Claire Baylis

1st March, 2009

bikeworks_MAIN_1.jpg 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...

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