Scottish 'energy entrepreneurs' now generate £350m a year
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01/05/2018

Scottish ‘energy entrepreneurs’ now generate £350m a year

Scottish 'energy entrepreneurs' now generate £350m a year. More than £82m was invested in 117 independent renewable energy projects across Scotland last year, according to figures revealed today. The spending by businesses, developers, farmers, landowners and communities means almost £700m has now been invested in the sector in Scotland in…
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Plastic straws could be banned
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25/04/2018

Plastic straws could be banned

The ban on plastic straw.   Prime Minister Theresa May announced that there will be a consultation into some banning some prevalent single-use plastics, including plastic straws and cotton buds at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on Friday 19 April. Around 8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown out in the UK every year,…
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Waitrose to stop using disposable coffee cups
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12/04/2018

Waitrose to stop using disposable coffee cups

Waitrose to stop using disposable coffee cups.   Some 2.5 billion coffee cups are thrown away annually in the UK, almost none of which are recycled because of their plastic lining. Disposable cups will be removed from all Waitrose stores by the autumn. Members of its loyalty scheme will still…
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Nestlé reveals packaging recycling target
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11/04/2018

Nestlé reveals packaging recycling target

Nestlé reveals packaging recycling target. Food manufacturer Nestlé has announced its ambition to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. The company – which employs 330 people at its factory in Dalston, near Carlisle – said it wants none of its packaging, including plastics, to end up…
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Scotland produces record amount of energy from renewables
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04/04/2018

Scotland produces record amount of energy from renewables

Scotland produces record amount of energy from renewables. Scotland has become a world leader in sourcing its electricity from renewables, after a record year in 2017 for creating eco-friendly energy, figures show. The nation got more than two-thirds – 68.1 percent – of its electricity from green schemes last year –…
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Drinks bottles and can deposit return scheme
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28/03/2018

Drinks bottles and can deposit return scheme

People in England will soon have to pay a deposit when they buy drinks bottles and cans in a bid to boost recycling and cut waste. The deposit will increase prices - but consumers will get the money back if they return the container. The scheme is expected to cover…
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22/03/2018

Renewable energy funding boost

Renewable energy funding boost could mean UK energy farms are built subsidy-free by 2030. Onshore renewable energy farms that are able to generate three times as much power as the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant could soon be built without subsidy from taxpayers, according to the report. It’s thought a…
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Burn or bury waste plastic?
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13/03/2018

Burn or bury waste plastic?

Burn or bury waste plastic? Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge. How can it recycle more of its own waste? And should it bury or burn the low-grade waste that it can't recycle? We're trying to answer…
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06/03/2018

Businesses underestimate packaging waste by 50%

Business under estimate packaging waste - UK businesses are drastically underestimating the amount of plastic packaging waste they produce while paying “barely anything” to deal with the problem, new research claims. Britain generated 2.26 million tonnes of plastic packaging waste in 2015, according to the latest available Government figures. But the true figure is…
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Plastics made from plants could be the answer to waste problem
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28/02/2018

Plastics made from plants could be the answer to the world’s waste problem

Plastics made from plants could be the answer to waste problem? Plastics are incredibly useful materials with extremely diverse properties, allowing a multitude of different applications that benefit our lives. Bottles and forks aside, in the medical field alone plastics have been used for artificial heart valves, medical implants and…
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