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200,000 cigarette butts in Perspex (Credit: City of Melbourne) The Council of the City of Melbourne is making big inroads into a worldwide litter problem, cigarette butts. The council is running a citywide program to recycle cigarette butts into plastic…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Eigg, Solar Panels A small island off the west coast of Scotland is showing the world how remote communities can generate their own power from renewable resources whilst being completely cut off from the main power grid. The Scottish island…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  A new road concept made from 100% recycled plastic has the potential to replace traditional asphalt roads in the future and bring with it a whole host of benefits. PlasticRoad, a Netherlands based initiative, is lightweight, slashes construction time,…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  Half of Scotland’s local councils have now signed up to the Scottish Household Recycling Charter which was launched in December 2015. A partnership between the Scottish Government, the Confederation of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) and Zero Waste Scotland created…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  The urban centre of Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast will soon be eliminating wheelie bins in favour of a high-tech waste disposal system. Swedish waste collection company Envac, in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, will install an…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  France has become the first country to ban all plastic plates, cups and utensils. The ban will come into effect by 2020 in order to give manufacturers time to adjust. Replacement materials will need to be biologically sourced and…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  A company in the United States has found a way to recycle a product that for some time was thought to be unrecyclable, cigarette butts. TerraCycle, based in New Jersey, is able to recycle millions of cigarette butts and…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  Water run-off from roads and pavements can be a major cause of damage in areas that experience severe flooding. In 2007 the American Midwest was hit by repeated flash flooding due to heavy rainfall from hurricane Dean and tropical…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 14:57

'Poo Bus' breaks land speed record

  British Transport Company, Reading Buses, have recently broken a land speed record in Bedfordshire, England. The top speed of 123.5 km/h was clocked by a service bus, which is quite fast for a bus. Somewhat more amazingly however is…
Published in GOVERNMENT NEWS
  E-waste is Australia’s fastest growing type of waste. Out of date, old and broken technology has become a common part of everyday life. It may be a teenager who simply must have the latest iPhone or a family that…
Published in Environment
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