Plastic waste in Kampala, Uganda.
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It’s important to look at the whole value chain in the plastics economy, starting with design of products that can be reused and recycled.
Customer orders multiple items, many of which may be returned.
Fashion has a notorious environmental footprint, and long-standing fast fashion marketing practices are exaggerating this further.
Plastic pollution is a growing global problem.
The plastic industry uses powerful tactics to convince us it’s not that bad, but in reality many of their green solutions aren’t working.
Research proves that plant-based fiber from pineapple can be used as an alternative material to create biodegradable single-use masks
Biodegradable plastics have great potential to replace problematic plastics that don’t break down. But we, and the environment, need greater clarity on how to dispose of them.
Chlorella, a species of microalgae grown for the ALG-AD project in Devon.
The inside of story of a pioneering programme to convert nitrogen into microalgae that can generate sustainable animal feed.
Abandoned building and barrel at Wilkes Station.
That there’s legacy waste in Antarctica may come as a surprise to some, as we often think of Antarctica as a pristine wilderness. These photos show why cleaning up is long overdue
When in doubt, throw it out – but not in the recycling bin.
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Tossing something into your recycling bin that can’t be processed does more harm than good.
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These shows treat the symptoms of overconsumption but not the causes.
When people have to pay for every bag of trash they throw out, they produce less waste.
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When governments want people to do less of something, one way to make that happen is to charge them for doing it. That’s the idea behind pay-as-you-throw waste policies.
Re-using elements from solar panels is essential to mitigate climate change, says an expert
Wasting food feeds climate change but relatively small changes can make a big difference. Here are 6 to try.
A high court judge said the Environment Agency was failing to fulfil its legal duty to protect the public.
Packaging for consumer products represents a large share of U.S. solid waste, and barely half of it is recycled.
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Maine and Oregon have enacted laws that require makers of consumer product packaging to pay for recycling or disposing of it. Will other states follow?
The environmental footprint of reusable containers may not be as light as we think.
Reusable containers may have to be reused many times to offset their negative environmental impacts - improving recycling infrastructure could be the answer.
The food waste households create could be turned into a source of sustainable energy.
Biogas is often overlooked as a source of renewable energy, but it could be a solution to dealing with the 9.5 million tonnes of food waste created by the UK every year.
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.