Category Archives: recycling

Informal recycling

I was on my way somewhere yesterday when I met a homeless man doing some informal recycling.  He was one of these people who I think has unfortunately become institutionally homeless and probably prefers being homeless (surprising but true).  We … Continue reading

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Ink from air

Ink from air?  Particulate pollution produced by cars and power stations is one of the biggest problems in the world today.  This blog has covered this issue many times.  What if you could capture the microscopic particles and turn them … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – ocean plastics recycled

As has been mentioned on this blog before ocean plastics are a real problem.  Marine animals can be killed when they swallow them and by doing so chemicals in them enter the food chain.  In at least one place in … Continue reading

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The Clangers

The Clangers was (and is in its new incarnation) a British animated stop go animated children’s series.  It involves small pink creatures formed of wool that live on a bleak moon down burrows, eating blue string pudding and a green … Continue reading

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Materials

When people think about resource limitations they rarely think about materials.  However, not everyone has ignored this issue.  A few years ago my parent’s church was plagued by thefts of lead from its roof.  After several such raids the churches … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- landfill

Landfill sites all over the UK are closing due to soaring rates of recycling.  Ironically today we got our new smaller bin for non-recoverable waste.  This is clearly marked for landfill as I suspect this makes a difference as far … Continue reading

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Is endless growth possible?

I was going to blog about something else today but then I read an article by Chris Huhne suggesting endless growth maybe possible.  I just had to respond.  We looked at the question of whether endless growth possible in our … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week-recycled or not

Whether something is recycled or not is moving up the agenda again this week as the EU sets a 70% recycling rate. As I wrote a few weeks ago this will be a particular challenge in the UK where recycling … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week-recycling

Recycling rates in the UK (particularly England) are flatlining.  So says SITA on yesterdays news (although on their website the story is far older).  Its a mixed picture in some parts of England recycling rates are 70% and in Wales … Continue reading

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