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The Plastic Pollution Calculator

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Management of plastic waste is a global crisis, making the resulting plastic pollution one of the most pressing environmental problems. As part of Earth Day 2018 (April 22), Earth Day Network (EDN) has released an online Plastics Pollution Calculator... Read full article

Where To Build New Homes

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An analysis of Brownfield Land Registers, published yesterday (Monday, 12 February), confirms that there’s enough space on brownfield land to build at least one million new homes, with more than two-thirds of these homes deliverable within the next..... Read full article

Use Your Energy

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Most properties with solar panels or a wind turbine only consume a fraction of the renewable energy they generate; in fact, the average home uses around 20% and sends the rest back to the grid. The National Grid has said this is an issue.... Read full article

China Bans 'Foreign Garbage'

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A Chinese ban on the import of plastic waste poses major challenges for the UK’s recycling industry, which ships more scrap to China and Hong Kong than any other destination. British companies have shipped more than 2.7m tonnes of plastic scrap... Read full article

Great Northern Forest Pulped for Loo Roll

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A leading brand of toilet paper used by millions of people in the UK has been linked to the destruction of critical parts of Europe’s Great Northern Forest in Sweden. A report published by Greenpeace reveals that a UK mill that makes Velvet... Read full article

Plastic Bottle Housing

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A group of 11 students at the University of Nottingham have come together to create a social enterprise that will provide vulnerable communities in Nepal with safe, affordable housing made from recycled plastic bottles.... Read full article

Netflix for Nature Lovers

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A new subscription Nature streaming service has launched in the UK, immersing viewers in the beauty and wonder of the natural world by telling compelling and unexpected stories of animals and landscapes. The goal is to inspire change...... Read full article

Outdoor Living

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Forget the extension: if you’re looking for extra living space then the search ends here. A shepherd’s hut is the perfect environment for living, working or getting away from it all. Over the last eight years The Yorkshire Hut Company has handcrafted... Read full article

The Reuse Revolution

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Reiss Salustro-Pilson and Nigel Van Wassenhoven (pictured) have both worked in the construction industry and witnessed first-hand how much reusable material ends up in a skip & ultimately, landfill. Frustrated by the wasteful nature of the sector...... Read full article

Meet Mitchell & Dickinson

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At the end of February, the Green Building Council reported to parliament that 25 million homes would need refurbishing to the highest standards by 2050 – at a rate of 1.4 homes every minute – if we’re going to meet our mid-century goal of an 80%...... Read full article

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