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    • Burning trees for energy

      Burning trees for energy A recently published 'precision satellite mapping study', has shown that the volume of chopped wood from European woodland between 2016 and 2018 had risen significantly. The data …

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    • New sorting technology set to be introduced into landfill sites across the Europe

      Europe has around half a million landfill sites. Commencing in 2016 and led by a team from Belgium, a 4-year research project was established led by with the aim to develop a cutting edge and eco-friendly enhanced landfill …

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    • Development in Tesla Million-Mile Battery

      Tesla Motors Ltd has been working on a million-mile battery set to hit the market “very soon”. This development is part of a plan to introduce long lasting, low cost batteries that would bring electric vehicle …

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    • Increase demand from Turkey for UK recovered paper

      The Turkish recycling industry has risen from around 1.5 million tonnes to 4.5 million tonnes in just 10 ten years. It is predicted to increase a further 2 million tonnes over the next three years. However, there have been …

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    • England's Tree Strategy

      A government consultation has been set up to run for 12 weeks seeking views on how to up the rate of tree planting and forest management. If new policies are put in place, they will set out to increase tree coverage, boost public …

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    • Is burning a threat to recycling?

      A recent study published in the Science Advances Magazine stated that just 9% of all plastic waste is being recycled. That’s a total of approximately 5,103,000,000 tons of waste that goes unrecycled globally. So where …

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    • Electronic Waste increases without the capability to recycle

      In 2019 there was 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste generated globally, with Europe contributing around 12 million tonnes to the total. It has been predicted that there will be a 39% increase in e-waste by 2030. This figure shows …

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    • Fines set to increase for fly-tipping and littering in Manchester

      According to the Manchester Evening News, fines for littering and fly tipping will be increased to £150 (an increase of £50  from the previous charge). This is the result of a significant rise in offences in …

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    • Personal identity theft can cost thousands

      According to information within a recent article on the BBC (View Article), there were 223,163 reported cases of identity fraud in the UK. This was an 18% increase from the previous year. This increase could be linked to the …

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    • Recycling clothes and the problems we face

      According to the BBC, it’s estimated that 92 million tonnes of clothing waste is created each year. This is partially due to the recent increase in “Fast Fashion” which uses non-renewable resources such …

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    • Paper recycling

      In recent years, China has become one of the leading export outlets for recovered fibre surpluses that arise around the world. However, they will be shutting their doors before the end of the year. This will mean that countries …

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    • Reusing batteries from Electric Vehicles

      In 2017 there were over 1 million sales of electric vehicles. These are set to leave 250,000 tonnes of battery waste when they will hit the scrap heap in 2027. It is predicted that there will be between 125 and 220 million electric …

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    • Mental health and Covid-19

      As many businesses have been forced to shut offices as a precaution during lockdown, a company called Mates in Mind are offering support to workers with their mental health. During the pandemic, there has been an increase …

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    • UK second highest producer of WEEE

      In 2019, the UK was found to be the second largest producer of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in the world. The report stated that the UK produced 23.9kg per capita, second only to Norway with a total of …

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    • China to change solid waste laws from September

      China began importing solid waste in the 1980's. It is one of the world's largest importers despite a poor capability for disposal. However, they are now set to ban all imports of solid waste such as paper, …

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    • Mobile phone recycling

      According to the BBC un-recycled electricals such as phones and computers cost the UK over £370 million per annum in lost materials such as gold, copper and steel. This is an issue as mining for these metals causes …

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    • Problems with plastic waste in food

      According to a recent study performed by the Chinese Academy of Science, particles produced from plastic waste are being absorbed though plant roots. These particles then end up in crops, such as wheat and some …

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    • Circular Economy

      In this ever changing world in which we live, the recycling and re-using of waste is quickly replacing the normal method of waste disposal. This allows waste managers to achieve a 'Circular Economy' as opposed …

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    • Business Identity Theft – Corporate security of information

      In 2017 it was found that identity theft and fraud cost the UK £190 billion each year. It can have a severe negative effect on your cash flow, affect your companies’ image and cause issues with suppliers and …

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    • Covid-19 Security of Information

      Data theft can have catastrophic long-term effects on you, your business, clients, staff and suppliers. It is important to realise what papers should be shredded and which should be filled away. Information from the …

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