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Biggest food brands 'failing goals to banish palm oil deforestation'

Commitments to phase out deforestation by 2020 are out of reach for many, reports find

The race to satisfy growing demand of palm oil has resulted in vast plantations replacing native forests. Photograph: Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP/Getty

Published on The Guardian website on the 17th January 2020 Story by Fiona Harvey Environment Correspondent

 

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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 […]

Ethiopia plants 350m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis

National ‘green legacy’ initiative aims to reduce environmental degradation

The prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, plants a tree in Addis Ababa. Photograph: Aron Simeneh

Published on The Guardian website on the 29th July 2019

About 350m trees have been planted in a single day in Ethiopia, according to a government minister.

The planting is part of […]