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Insects to purely convert food waste into animal feed

Insects to purely convert food waste into animal feed: Cambridge-located business Better Origin has created a product that it says uses insects to ‘naturally convert’ food waste into animal feed. Though it claims the transformation to be natural, the technology channels the power of AI & is fully autonomous. The product works by feeding the…
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Thames Water charged £4m following sewage spill

Thames Water charged £4m following sewage spill: Thames Water has been charged £4 million after an “avalanche of foul waste” seeped out from sewers below London into a park &  river in what has been termed a “catastrophic” spill. About 79 million litres of untreated sewage sludge leaked all over an area of approximately 6,500…
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The key to net zero is tackling UK’s ‘polluter elite’

The key to net zero is tackling UK’s ‘polluter elite’: Changing the way of life for the UK’s wealthiest people, the so called ‘polluter elite’ could be the key to the country’s net zero journey. A new report by the Cambridge Sustainability Commission on Scaling Behaviour Change, following a review of existing evidence suggests that…
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300M toothpaste tubes end up in UK landfills every year

300M toothpaste tubes end up in UK landfills every year: In the UK every year, 300 Million toothpaste tubes end up in the landfills. If the tubes were laid out end-to-end, the plastic would stretch to 75,000 kilometres, this is the same as going almost twice around the world, a new reports by the waste…
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82 countries in 2020 passed fine particulate matter limits

82 countries in 2020 passed fine particulate matter limits: Only 24 countries out of 106 observed countries in 2020 complied with World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). That’s according to the results of the IQAir quality report, that points out air pollution was still at very high levels regardless of some…
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‘Litter Cams’ to be rolled out by the Council

‘Litter Cams’ to be rolled out by the Council: New technology to prevent drivers from throwing litter out of their car windows has been launched by a local authority in Kent. Maidstone Borough Council will use the litter cams as a trial project to reduce litter on the highways. It is reported that £120 fine…
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Online retailers e-waste obligation considered

Online retailers e-waste obligation considered: Online retailers and marketplaces could be required by the government to be responsible for collecting old electronics from consumers to ensure there is the same obligation for the collection of electronic waste as physical retailers. In response to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC)’s report on e-waste the government has commited…
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NAO: Landfill tax increase to 700% set off fly tipping spike

NAO: Landfill tax increase to 700% set off fly tipping spike: A 700% rise in the landfill tax in the middle of 1998 & 2014 has spiked additional illegal disposal of waste. A current report by the National Audit Office (NAO) says that even though the change in the levy by HM Treasury brought about…
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Nigeria spill case vs Shell will be heard in English courts

Nigeria spill case vs Shell will be heard in English courts: The Supreme Court has ruled a case brought on due to 40,000 citizens in the Niger Delta against Shell for apparent environmental degradation in the region to be heard in the English courts. The ruling overturned a previous decision of the Court of Appeal…
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Government sees resistance from approval of pesticide

Government sees resistance from approval of pesticide: The government came under criticism following its conclusion to approve usage of what is supposedly a ‘bee-killing’ pesticide. The disapproval from environmental groups & Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg crops up after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) approved a product that contains neonicotinoid to…
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