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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

The Retrofitting Revolution

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Period properties and listed buildings are the homes dreams are made of – but while wonky doors and howling chimneys create the character and charm we fall in love with, they come at a cost. Houses built before the Second World War...... Read full article

Home Battery Trial

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Moixa, Northern Powergrid and Energise Barnsley have teamed up in a ground-breaking trial to demonstrate how clusters of home batteries can increase capacity on the electricity network and enable more homes to install solar panels.... Read full article

Spotlight on Microplastics

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The government has announced that the Department of Health will review the impact of microplastic pollution on human health and the marine environment, in response to a recent inquiry on microplastic pollution.... Read full article

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