Tagged: Recycling

Wise on Waste

Newcastle City Council’s waste task force considers how to reduce rubbish and improve recycling rates. Christmas is a reminder of just how capable we all are of generating waste. Lots...

A Postcard from Madagascar

Notes from Madagascar : A Unique Environment on a Knife Edge In November, I spent two weeks trekking and wildlife spotting in Madagascar. It’s a country I’ve wanted to visit...

Re-pute.it Laptop Upcycling

A new social enterprise in Durham is upcycling laptops to reduce e-waste and build community resilience. An estimated 350,000 tonnes of e-waste are brought to household waste recycling centres in...

New Puritans and the Circular Economy

Musings on coffee, consumer culture and a circular economy. I was saddened to read the report on Treehugger that Renato Bialetti died earlier this month. Bialetti brought his father’s iconic...

Carbon Reduction at intu Metrocentre

As intu Metrocentre approaches its 30th birthday, I meet the centre’s management to discuss their ambitious carbon reduction programme and more … In 1986, the Metrocentre rose from the ashes...

A Diary of Zero Waste Week

Taking part in this year’s Zero Waste Week, I report on just how hard it is to drastically reduce household waste. For thousands of years, prehistoric people discarded waste in...

Happy Organic!

Combining healthy seasonal and organic food with eco-friendly practices, Happy Organic in Cleadon is certified as one of the region’s most sustainable cafes. ‘Organic is the only way to go,’...

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