Researchers are scrambling for ways to get the strong, light material out of landfill and make it ready for recycling and reuse
Humans, especially Americans, are kind of slobs. We mess up the Earth by throwing out about 4.5 pounds of garbage per person on average every day. Two-thirds of that waste could be composted, but isn’t. And half...
From encouraging bike riding and compostable plates to better recycling, organisers have diverted 98% of waste from landfill – and they want to do more
In the UK, only one in every 400 paper coffee cup is recycled. Starbucks is partnering with Frugalpac, a manufacturer of recyclable cups made entirely from recycled paper, to help combat this wasteful dilemma. The trial launched...
FOI complainant criticises ministers over refusal to disclose agreement with energy supplier for planned nuclear plant
With more and more of us now ordering basic goods online, the average person's life is starting to include more cardboard than ever before. Online shoe retailer Zappos has decided to do its part in cutting down on cardboard...
Thirty years on from one of the worst radiation leaks in history, several countries have moved to phase out nuclear energy production altogether, and experts say another accident would kill the industry
Energy secretary Amber Rudd (Letters, 21 April) clearly has the gift of clairvoyance. She says that no liabilities would fall to the UK taxpayer or consumer should Hinkley Point C be cancelled. Who, pray, would foot the bill...
Sturkenboom starts by selecting antique objects and covering them with a fluid which causes crystals to grow on the metal over time. In this way, every object in the collection is an entirely unique piece. The pieces...
Japan has called for hundreds of thousands tonnes of irradiated water from the nuclear plant to be released into the Pacific Ocean. Karl Mathiesen looks at the potential impacts
Disposal and decommissioning of plants in EU’s 16 nuclear nations outstrips available funds by €120bn, European commission study reveals
Sources say £10.5m plant intended to burn woodchip to power much of the university has never worked
It’s good to see that Cambridge is catching up with County Durham (Recycling waste into BBQ biofuel, 15 February).
The Bio-bean start-up recycles waste coffee grounds into biomass fuel pellets and coals that can fire up both boilers and BBQs
Boost for UK’s power industry promised by revolutionary cement
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