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A Brief History of Mattress Disposal

An important but neglected recycling topic Whilst disposing of our beds in environmentally friendly ways is a modern requirement, as the UK is urged to recycle, re-use or compost waste items in a bid to minimise landfill and meet EU waste disposal and recycling target, recycling is in fact on something of a rebound when […]

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Power

bio-bean makes biofuels from waste coffee Pioneering, award-winning company bio-bean is the brainchild of former architectural student Arthur Kay. It makes biofuels from coffee waste. The idea came to Kay while studying at The Bartlett, UCL. In two years, bio-bean has grown to a team of twenty with an industrial-scale factory, winning multiple awards in […]

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Don’t Throw It All Away

Keeping five key waste materials out of landfill could cut 14.1 million tonnes of CO2 According to a new report from the thinktank Green Alliance, keeping five key waste materials out of landfill and sending them instead for recycling, remanufacturing and reuse could support 47,500 jobs, save £3.8 billion of valuable products being lost to […]

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Carbon Dioxide is Bad for You, Isn't It?

Scientists process carbon dioxide into new products, cutting emissions Actually carbon isn’t bad for you: we are all made of it and it is one of the fundamental chemicals that form the basis of everyday life. The problem is that we are pumping an excess of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Scientists have been struggling […]

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Eco Turtle Recycling Station Raises Money for HIV Charity

Refilling plastic bottles with eco cleaning products will help raise funds to assist HIV sufferers Wandsworth Oasis charity activated their new Eco Turtle cleaning product refill station at one of their South London shops this week. The dispenser works by refilling and reusing plastic bottles destined for landfill with new, eco-friendly cleaning products made by […]