UK pig farms have some of the highest welfare standards in the world.
Converting food waste to animal feed – or reducing it altogether by supermarkets working with farmers – could save millions of tonnes of food from being discarded. It could also help raise animal welfare standards.
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Financial accounts don't currently factor in environmental problems.
Construction and demolition creates more waste than any other sector, but much of it can be recycled. However, public resistance to setting up new plants stands in the way of a sustainable market.
New research found lots of incentives to chuck out working solar panels and replace them with new ones. This may be creating huge amounts of unnecessary waste.
Why do nuclear plants produce radioactive water – and what happens when that water gets into the ocean?
With more people composting due to environmental concerns or council programs, they need to know how to do it right.
Plastic products that claim to be 'compostable' aren't great either.
The pandemic’s supply crunch led to more reuse and decontamination techniques that can save money and reduce waste.
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Hospitals have a lot of room to reduce, reuse and recycle supplies – as many were forced to discover during the pandemic.
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A study published in the journal Nature reveals that global mass of goods produced by humankind now exceeds that of all life on earth. This is a stark warning on our growing domination of the planet.
UK still ships huge amounts of plastic waste to places like Vietnam, Malaysia and Pakistan.
Portrait of waste recycler Liberia Mapesmoawe in South Africa.
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From oil disasters in Mauritius to street artists in South Africa, the story of rubbish in the media helps shape popular culture and environmental change.
Lagos must rethink its waste management policy.
Lagos state must include the informal sector in its waste economy for inclusive development to happen.
Saved from the trash heap and ready for transformation.
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Consumers can turn plastic waste into valuable products at minimal cost using the open source technologies associated with DRAM – distributed recycling and additive manufacturing.
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It’s great to see the federal government finally providing clear policy direction for the waste industry. But it's far from enough to temper the waste crisis.
Here's how to quench your thirst in an environmentally responsible way.
A ThredUp sorting facility in Phoenix.
Fast fashion is far from green. But the rapid expansion of online clothing resale platforms could help shrink the garment industry's negative impact on the environment.
A building designed to be easily taken apart so the components can be reused is a model for much less wasteful construction. It reduces resource use and environmental impacts, and can be cheaper too.
The Amager Bakke power plant in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Waste-to-energy incinerators could help Australia deal with its mounting waste crisis, but burning rubbish may come with risks to public health.
A woman carrying a child stands in front of a giant mound of plastic waste in Bekasi, West Java.
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To ban or not to ban plastic bag use
Volunteers load plastic bags for a weekly food pantry service in Everett, Mass., May 10, 2020. Everett has some of the highest COVID-19 infections rates in the state.
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Pandemic precautions have given new life to disposable plastic products, which the industry claims are more 'hygienic' than reusables. But critics say there's no scientific evidence this is so.