Technology can prevent food waste in developing countries

Up to 40% of food made in the developing world is wasted before it reaches the marketplace, according to figures from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). With the amount of middle class consumers called to grow to three billion by 2030, along with many that growth in developing countries, tackling this issue is […]

Bates dumpster business brothers confess to dumping waste illegally

A Co Antrim skip hire company and two former managers have acknowledged waste offences possibly bad for human health and also the environment. Belfast brothers Gary Samuel Bates and Thomas Andrew Bates, former managers of Ace Bates Skip Hire Limited, acknowledged dumping restricted waste without legal property waste management licences. Belfast Crown Court yesterday heard […]

The British gangs running waste rackets to launder cash

Offenders undercut valid disposal firms in cash deals and dump the rubbish, say authorities Police warn that organised crime groups are muscling in on the UK’s waste sector using corrupt officials, cash and violence. Intelligence assessments indicate that 14 of the most dangerous gangs in Scotland are involved in the industry. The authorities say the […]

Toilet waste horrors lurking on UK train tracks

It’s been discovered that one in 10 of Britain’s train carriages dispose toilet waste directly onto the railway tracks. Presenter Mary Rhodes took a journey across the West Midlands to discover the degree of the problem and was surprised to locate raw sewage on rail lines and at railway stations. She also met with Susan […]

Who’s the greenest party of them all? The UK’s greenest local councils revealed

Conservative councils come out on top – and bottom – when it comes to recycling There’s good news and bad news for David Cameron’s Conservative party, as government data shows Tory-controlled local councils in England and Wales are by far the best and also by far the worst when it comes to waste recycling. These […]

Local Council Recycling Results 2014

The table below contains detailed  municipal waste data derived from WasteDataFlow for the period covering the financial year 2012 and 2013. The recycling data shows the total household waste recycling, composting and reuse rate for English local authorities from April 2012 to March 2013. The list if of local councils which are  are listed in overall performance […]

Tree relocation truck

How cool is this! A truck mounted tree spade is used to dig out the root ball and tree, lifting and tipping each tree on the back of the truck for safe transfer to its new place. Here is the first tree to make the move. The tree relocation team worked with arborists, the City […]

Sheffield students feed 1000 with surplus food

Students in Sheffield have taken a stand against food waste by cooking a stew to feed over 1000 people using surplus food stocks. The huge stew was made up of in-date food which would otherwise have been thrown out as part of a project to highlight food poverty and food waste across Sheffield. Students worked […]

Glasgow 2014 smashes waste management target

The Glasgow Commonwealth Games exceeded its waste management target by diverting 86% of its waste from landfill, according to a report by Zero Waste Scotland. The Commonwealth Games had committed itself to diverting 80% of waste away from landfill sites as part of a ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ policy. Findings of the report by Zero […]

Big Green News: Leeds fly-tippers fined thousands

Four Leeds fly-tippers have been hit with fines and legal costs of over £3500 for dumping rubbish in their gardens. The four offenders were taken to court by Leeds City Council and prosecuted following their failure to remove the garbage following legal orders. Hayley Kitson, 24, of Manor Farm Drive, Middleton, was fined £675, ordered […]

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