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    • Paper vs digital environmental impact

      Which is greener, paper books or ebooks? Are your reading habits harming the planet? A paper book, magazine, or newspaper is a tangible item that you can pick up and hold while you are reading it. A digital book, magazine, or …

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    • Rise of electric cars creates a challenge for recycling car batteries

      The drive to replace polluting petrol and diesel cars with a new breed of electric vehicles has began to gather momentum. But there is an unanswered environmental question at the heart of the electric car movement: what to do …

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    • Europe descends into chaos following the Chinese ban of exporting foreign waste

      Europe has long prided itself on being an environmental leader and a champion of “the circular economy,” in which energy and resources are carefully husbanded, reused and recycled. However the truth is that …

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    • The great manure crisis

      During the late 1800s, large cities all around the world including London, Manchester and New York were described to be “drowning in horse manure”. This was because in order for these cities to function, they …

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    • What will happen to all the worlds wasted plastic?

      Barely a day goes by without a new anti-plastic initiative, for example the Dutch supermarket creating a plastic free aisle, the Bali inhabitants sweeping the island for jetsam, the moves to get plastic out of teabags and even …

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    • Manchester streets are beginning to look more like rubbish dumps

      Manchester now has reportedly, one of the worst fly tipping problems of any city in the UK, the Manchester Evening News can reveal. There has been an upsurge of complaints by 40 per cent over the last three and a half years. …

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    • The student in Uganda who is trying to solve the food waste crisis

      Much of what's sold in markets in Uganda is wasted because farmers cannot store the food. So every day they have to return home and pick fresh fruit and vegetables to sell the next day. During the dry season very little grows …

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    • The future of recycling lithium-ion batteries

      Lithium-ion batteries are starting to be used in significant amounts for automotive force and are always being used in computers today. With their increasing use by the automotive industry, the need to improve the recycling …

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    • Cybercrime is on the rise

      Cybercrime is a criminal activity that involves the internet. The height of the UK’s cybercrime has rose again in “scale and complexity”. The NCA have claimed that cybercrime affects more UK citizens, …

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    • Facebook security update

      Facebook has designed a new feature to help you identify and protect yourself against fraudsters stealing your data and hijacking your account. The website has created access for its users to see every email the site has …

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    • Online banking security problems

      There is a lot to like about on line banking, it’s extremely convenient as you can access your account from anywhere you are in the world. Online banks also offer better saving rates making you able to keep more money in …

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    • The dangers of scam mail and how you should deal with it

      Email scams are becoming increasingly common as fraudsters come up with new tricks to try and steal your bank details and personal information. In some cases the emails have malevolent software attached to it which can infect …

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    • Information security in the NHS

      Document management and control is strictly regulated under the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act. Due to the very nature of the service that the NHS provides, large volumes of patient records ranging from …

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    • The impact of landfill tax

      Landfill tax has existed in the UK since October 1996 and has been slowly increasing as our society and the government grow more aware of the bad impact that sending waste to the landfills has on the environment. The people who …

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    • STE waste cycles for Duchenne

      Transforming lives is a charitable foundation set up by Mike and Catriona Marshall. The foundation, helped by The Cheshire Flyers, is responsible for organising the Cheshire Dash for Duchenne 2018. The Cheshire dash, …

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    • Recycled Plastic for roads

      Following China’s ban on the importation of the UK’s recycled plastics, county councils have been coming up with new ways to make use of the vast amounts plastic and waste that comes into the landfill,  one …

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    • China bans the import of 32 waste materials

      The Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment has announced that the importation of scrap steel, post-industrial plastics waste, PET bottles and waste electrical and electronic equipment will be banned by the end of the …

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    • Reasons why 99.75% of take away coffee cups are not recycled

      The public are becoming more knowledgeable about the fact that it isn’t as easy to recycle take away coffee cups as they may have thought. The main cause of difficulty is said to be the mixture of paper and plastic within …

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    • ID and data fraud on the rise as criminals discover new targets

      In 2017, the cases of identity theft in the UK increased to its highest level yet with almost 175,000 cases recorded. This colossal number shows that fraud has risen by 125% in the last 10 years. Over a third of bank account take …

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    • Old Computer Recycling

      If you have any old computer equipment STE Waste offer a FREE computer recycling service covering all areas of Manchester and Cheshire. Computer disposal service Simply call us to let us know that you are …

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