environment

Waste disposal experts are calling for plastic stickers on fruit to be banned

Ban stickers on apples to stop 100 million pieces of waste a week

Waste disposal experts are calling for plastic stickers on fruit to be banned, saving over 100 million extra pieces of waste a week - calling it a ‘fruitless waste’.

According to Great British Apples, around 122,000 tonnes of apples are eaten each year in Britain - which, at an average weight of 80g, approximately 29 million individual apples are sold each week. Combined with other...

Nearly half of all plastic waste generated in the UK each year is from packaging

Nearly half of all plastic waste generated in the UK each year is from packaging

Online shopping accounted for 20% of all retail sales in the UK in January last year, but as millions turned to it for everything from the most basic items to luxury purchases, the number has almost doubled in 2021 to 36%. This means that packaging waste has drastically increased, with nearly half of all plastic waste generated in the UK each year from packaging.

Collecting recent...

The fifteen best cities across the world for recycling

The top 15 greenest cities in the world

The need for recycling has, by now, been fairly well cemented into the minds of the general public. Citizens the world over are aware of what can and cannot be given a new lease of life through the recycling process, and - in countries where there are recycling schemes available - generally act accordingly.

But alongside individual action is what happens at a bigger scale -...

Batteries still end up at landfills creating problems for the environment

Brits throw away 600 million batteries each year

Batteries can be found all around the house, from inside your TV remotes to powering your children’s toys – but do you know what to do with them when they run out?

Although there are recycling schemes in place, many still end up at landfills creating problems for the environment which can cost local councils a small fortune to fix.

Waste collection specialists BusinessWaste....

Supermarkets and manufacturers are being urged to make refillable products widely available

Manufacturers and supermarkets must do more to help consumers join refillable revolution

Which? is urging manufacturers and supermarkets to do more to make refillable products widely available and clearly labelled to help shoppers save money and the environment.

Refillable products are increasingly popular, but shoppers are struggling to find these environmentally friendly products on supermarket shelves and a lack of clear labelling means many consumers may be unaware...

The partnership will aim to provide a sustainable funding model for nature restoration at scale

National Parks have teamed up with Palladium to find £239 million to fund vital restoration work

Supporting the UK government’s world leading climate change target to cut emissions by 78% by 2035, the National Parks have teamed up with global impact firm Palladium to help find £239 million to fund vital restoration work over the next decade for some of the world’s most breath-taking natural landscapes.

This ground-breaking new partnership aligns with the urgent need to support...

Burning masks can be bad for the environment

Time to rethink a ‘burn your facemask’ party - you could damage the environment

Over a year since Covid-19 lockdowns began in the UK. the Great British public has, it seems, grown tired of wearing masks.

So much so, in fact, that many are planning ‘burn your face mask’ parties once lockdown is lifted to mark an end to the havoc wreaked by Covid-19.

Face masks have been mandatory in shops and other indoor areas since July last year, although were being...

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) Launches Edtesa to Champion Positive Work Environments for UK Businesses

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) Launches Edtesa to Champion Positive Work Environments for UK Businesses

The leading online safety charity, SWGfL, unveils Edtesa, an online platform offering UK businesses and organisations a suite of digital tools to assist in online safety practice whilst also supporting the development of healthy, positive work environments.

Following years of careful research, the two tools being launched with Edtesa are:

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British consumers care about recycling but lacked awareness on improving their water quality

Global Survey Reveals Brits Are Eco-Conscious

The British are world leaders in recycling with 81% of people recycling when they can. The results are from a ground-breaking global survey on behalf of ZeroWater, a market leader in water filtration. Britain pipped Canada 78%, Italy 77%, and Spain 76% to the accolade.

The survey was conducted to discover people’s attitudes and perspectives on water, health, and environmental impacts...

The amount of rubber bands on the ground around the UK is in the millions

The Royal Mail lose 1 billion rubber bands a year

If you take a close look at the pavements up and down the UK, you might notice that they are littered with rubber bands - but where on earth are they coming from?

Unfortunately, the culprit is your local postie, as the Royal Mail use rubber bands to group letters together in their sorting offices ready for postal workers to deliver eagerly-awaited letters and unwanted junk mail in...

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