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Turkey's plastics ban: Where does the UK send its waste now?

blog post image Turkey is due to ban most plastic waste sent from the UK, so tonnes of packaging will need a new home.

Opinion: The UK has a huge rubbish problem – but building new waste incinerators isn’t the answer

blog post image Some take waste directly from businesses, but the vast majority burn the contents of our wheelie bins – and around 12 per cent of that is plastic

Rocket Report Cornwall

blog post image Cornwall says “LOL, no” to space tourism. "If we're being blunt about it ... One council member, John Fitter, was more explicit, saying, 'If we were to entertain this, it would be quite ridiculous and send out the wrong message to those people in Cornwall who could possibly be suffering on below...

A critical makeover for pharmaceutical companies: Overcoming industry obstacles with a cross-functional strategy. PwC

blog post image A critical makeover for pharmaceutical companies: Overcoming industry obstacles with a cross-functional strategy. PwC report. Going all "cross-functional" or "breaking down silos"? "Compounding the external obstacles, however, is the internal culture of most pharma companies. This is an industry...

How a simple change - a nudge - is cutting coffee cup waste: A university campus has cut the use of disposable cups by reducing

blog post image How a simple change - a nudge - is cutting coffee cup waste: A university campus has cut the use of disposable cups by reducing the cost of all drinks by 25p and charging a fine of 25p per drink to those who don’t bring a reusable cup. Changing from the previous incentive of ‘25p off’ for using...

Lack of leadership training for juniors wastes potential to improve healthcare - Hospital Dr

blog post image Lack of leadership training for juniors wastes potential to improve healthcare - Hospital Dr

Low‐cost agricultural waste accelerates tropical forest regeneration: Lower‐cost tropical forest restoration methods,

blog post image Low‐cost agricultural waste accelerates tropical forest regeneration: Lower‐cost tropical forest restoration methods, particularly those framed as win–win business‐protected area partnerships, could dramatically increase the scale of tropical forest restoration activities,... Treuer, Timothy...

Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says - BBC News: A waste disposal firm claims that plastic drinking straws are "the ultimate

blog post image Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says - BBC News: A waste disposal firm claims that plastic drinking straws are "the ultimate in human wastefulness".

Kenyan Startup Uses the Sun to Turn Human Waste into Cooking Fuel: A Kenyan startup scales up its processing of human waste

blog post image Kenyan Startup Uses the Sun to Turn Human Waste into Cooking Fuel: A Kenyan startup scales up its processing of human waste with a new continuous flow system creating a new fuel stream for cooking

Just read Sapiens by Yuval Harari. Sparkling account and interesting perspective of the history of humankind. Full of stories.

blog post image Just read Sapiens by Yuval Harari. Sparkling account and interesting perspective of the history of humankind. Full of stories. Learnt about Montezuma, learnt a lot about the agricultural revolution, the affluence of hunter-gatherers, and a lot about our disregard for other animals. Basically we haven't...

Amputee 'wasted' cash on prosthetic leg - BBC News: An amputee says he paid nearly £10,000 on a prosthetic limb because

blog post image Amputee 'wasted' cash on prosthetic leg - BBC News: An amputee says he paid nearly £10,000 on a prosthetic limb because he was not told he could have been entitled to a similar one on the NHS.

Plastic-eating bacteria set to revolutionize waste disposal | ExtremeTech: Genetically engineering a bacterium that eats

blog post image Plastic-eating bacteria set to revolutionize waste disposal | ExtremeTech: Genetically engineering a bacterium that eats plastic could fix the world's spiraling problem of waste disposal.

UK Scientists Designing Cement To Safely Store Nuclear Waste For 100,000 Years - Slashdot

blog post image UK Scientists Designing Cement To Safely Store Nuclear Waste For 100,000 Years - Slashdot