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Nine out of 10 UK households recycle regularly, study shows

Nearly nine out of 10 UK households say they “regularly recycle”, with more prepared to further change their lifestyles to help the environment, research reveals….

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The rise of fashion rental

Sacha Newall, CEO and co-founder of the UK’s first fashion rental marketplace, My Wardrobe HQ, which she launched with Tina Lake in 2018, says she…

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Croatian biologists fear largest Mediterranean clam near extinction

Croatian marine biologists are struggling to save the largest Mediterranean clam from extinction after a precipitous fall in numbers which they say was probably caused…

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‘We can do it!’: EU chief announces 55% emissions reduction target for 2030

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has confirmed plans to target a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 as part of a…

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Birthday party on ship may have led to oil spill in Mauritius, Panama regulator says

A Japanese ship that wrecked off the coast of Mauritius in July and sparked one of the worst environmental disasters in the country’s history may…

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Lego is replacing its clear plastic bags with recyclable paper

If you buy a Lego set today, the toy bricks come packed in tiny numbered plastic bags. Every year, the toy manufacturer uses hundreds of…

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OECD: Progress in updating rules on international shipping of plastic waste

OECD countries have agreed to update rules on the export of hazardous plastic waste for recycling in line with international changes so that advance consent…

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Coronavirus: Disposable masks ‘causing enormous plastic waste’

The government has been urged to do more to get people to switch from disposable masks to reusable coverings. The Liberal Democrats said single-use surgical…

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Changing tack: wind power breezes back into shipping with Swedish venture

A Swedish consortium aims to launch commercially by 2025 a wind-driven car carrier that will emit 90 per cent less carbon dioxide than a conventional…

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Urban waste water: improvement in collection and treatment across the EU helps reducing pollution in the environment

  The Commission published today the 10th report on the implementation of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) that shows an overall improvement in…

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