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Extinction Rebellion activists rally against Southampton Airport expansion

Campaigner Gareth Narbed (organiser)

Published on the Southern Daily Echo website on the 23rd October 2019
Story by Tom Orde, Trainee Reporter

 

Southampton activists will be rallying together to protest airport expansion plans.

Campaigners with banners, flags and colourful masks will stage their demonstration at Bitterne Park School.

The event will be hosted by members of Extinction Rebellion, Friends of the Earth and Airport Expansion Opposition (AXO).

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Drilling and excavation works to begin in £100m plan for new reservoir in Havant

An aerial view of land at Havant Thicket, owned by Portsmouth Water, that would be used for the construction of its new reservoir.

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 21st October 2019
Story by Byron Melton

DRILLING and excavation work to investigate an area of countryside earmarked for a new £100m reservoir and public leisure space is due to begin next week.

Workers will be seen arriving on Portsmouth Water’s land between Staunton Country Park and Havant Thicket from Monday, 28th October onward. 

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Where does recycling and rubbish from the UK go?

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Published on the BBC News website on the 30th September 2019

 

Waste company Biffa has been fined £350,000 for sending household waste, including used nappies and sanitary towels, to China. The waste was illegally labelled as paper.

So how much of the UK’s waste is recycled, and how much of it do we send abroad?

How much waste does the UK produce?

In 2016, the UK generated 222.9 million tonnes of waste, up 4% from 2014.

England was responsible for 85% of the total.

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