Waste Management – GBRI
 

In a bid to encourage more consumers to recycle drinks containers and tackle plastic litter, the Scottish government has introduced a deposit return scheme under which consumers will have to pay a 20p deposit on every bottle (plastic or glass) or drinks can (aluminium and steel) they buy. The scheme will cover single use bottles ranging from […]

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A six year long dispute between Canada and Philippines has finally come to an end with the former agreeing to bear the cost of bringing 69 shipping containers laden with household garbage back to the Vancouver port. The containers had been shipped to Philippines nearly six years ago wrongly labeled as plastic trash. “This is […]

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World famous as Aquaman and for his iconic character Khal Drogo in the epic television series Game of Thrones, actor Jason Momoa recently shaved off his trademark beard. The reason? He wants to raise awareness about the plastic pollution menace and the importance of recycling. “Goodbye DROGO, AQUAMAN, DECLAN, BABA,” he captioned the Instagram post where […]

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Alabama has gained a reputation as the dumping ground of the US, with toxic waste from across the country typically heaped near poor, rural communities, many with large African American populations, due to its lax environmental regulations, lower land value, economic disparities, and systemic racism. Alabama has a total of 173 operational landfills, more than three […]

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Global coffee chain Starbucks and environmental charity Hubbub have joined hands to fund a £1 million initiative that will help expand and improve paper recycling facilities in the UK. This fund is financed by the 5p paper cup charge levied by Starbucks last year to control the overuse and wastage of disposable cups. Although there are now […]

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When China imposed a ban on plastic waste imports due to its own environmental problems, it threw the recycling industry in western countries into turmoil as it did not have the capacity to recycle such huge amounts of trash. Before the ban, China alone took in 45% of the world’s plastic waste imports for recycling. […]

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We all are well aware of the fact that growing plastic waste is one of the worst crisis our planet is facing today. It is estimated that every year, more than 8 million tons of plastic waste ends up in our oceans. However, a new technology developed by researchers at the Purdue University could help transform the […]

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According to a shocking new study, more than half of the food produced in Canada is wasted, most of which ends up in landfills. However, a major chunk of that food waste comes from industrial producers and not households. The study confirms that while consumers are part of the problem (of food waste), the actual problem […]

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