Funding cuts mean end of line for recycling store

Funding cuts mean end of line for recycling store A RECYLING store which benefits thousands of youngsters is being forced to close. Crafty Beggars scrap store provides materials for arts and crafts as part of Play Right Play Association’s range of projects. But the Swansea Enterprise Park shop will close next Friday after the association lost funding for future operations. The store in...
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Garden waste bag collection in Swansea sprouts row

Garden waste bag collection in Swansea sprouts row By South Wales Evening Post | Posted: November 02, 2014 SWANSEA Council’s garden waste collection scheme has sprouted a row after homeowner David Chudleigh’s bags went uncollected. The 73-year-old had been working on preparing his Wimmerfield Crescent garden for the winter, which included pulling up any summer flowers that had...
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MPs have called for a ban on food waste going in to landfill

MPs have called for a ban on food waste going in to landfill. The report by the Environmental Audit Committee also called for lower VAT on recycled products and longer warranty periods on consumer goods. It concluded that a “circular economy” approach is needed to save resources as the world’s population rises. In England, 8.5 million tonnes of local authority-collected waste...
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Drop In Textiles And Metal Recycling Leads To Decline In Carbon Saving

Drop In Textiles And Metal Recycling Leads To Decline In Carbon Saving Eunomia’s latest Carbon Index Report shows that, compared with the previous year 2012/13 saw a three percent decrease in the amount of CO2 equivalent emissions saved through local authority recycling in England and Wales. Northern Ireland’s performance has improved by one percent. The reduced benefit comes despite a small...
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Local Authority Recycling Rates Rise to 57% in Wales

Local councils in Wales have continued to increase the amount of household waste being recycled, and achieved a combined recycling, reuse and composting rate of 57% between July and September 2013 – the highest in the UK. Local Authority Recycling Rates Rise to 57% in WalesAccording to the latest figures published by the Welsh government, the local authorities with the highest rates are...
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Fracking fears over waste water could delay plans

A leading expert on radioactive waste says plans for fracking in the UK could be delayed because of problems with the disposal of contaminated water. Radiation waste advisor, Dr Trevor Jones, told BBC Inside Out that significant investment is needed to correctly dispose of waste water from the controversial process. The waste water contains low levels of radioactivity, which occurs naturally, but...
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