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UK's plastic waste may be dumped overseas instead of recycled

Millions of tons of plastic sent abroad for recycling may be being dumped in landfill

A worker sorts through polyethylene terephthalate bottles in a recycling factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: Zakir Chowdhury/Barcroft

Published on The Guardian website on the 23rd July 2018

 

Millions of tons of waste plastic from British businesses and […]

Recycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme

Credit – David Jones

Published on the BBC News website on the 16th April 2018 By Mary Halton Science reporter, BBC News

 

Scientists have improved a naturally occurring enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics.

PET, the strong plastic commonly used in bottles, takes hundreds of years […]

Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

Flying insects caught in a malaise trap, used by entomologists to collect samples. Photograph: Courtesy of Entomologisher Verein Krefeld

Published on The Guardian website on the 18th October 2017 Damian Carrington, Enviromental Editor

 

Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all […]