50% korting pretpark bij inlevering plastic flessen
Legoland and Thorpe Park among the attractions that have joined Coca-Cola in a trial offering instant incentives for recycling. Visitors to some of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions are to be offered half-price entry in exchange for used plastic drinks bottles, as part of a trial starting on Wednesday which gives instant incentives for recycling.
Earth Overshoot Day falls on 1 August this year
Earth’s resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes. The situation is reversible. Research by the group indicates political action is far more effective than individual choices. It notes, for example, that replacing 50% of meat consumption with a vegetarian diet would push back the overshoot date by five days. Efficiency improvements in building and industry could make a difference of three weeks, and a 50% reduction of the carbon component of the footprint would give an extra three months of breathing space.
How much is your rubbish worth?
The global recycling industry is in turmoil. BBC investigates.
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Burberry destroyed clothes, perfume and accesories
Burberry, the upmarket British fashion label, destroyed unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth £28.6m last year to protect its brand.Fashion firms including Burberry destroy unwanted items to prevent them being stolen or sold cheaply.
Heatwave sees record high temperatures
Record high temperatures have been set across much of the world this week as an unusually prolonged and broad heatwave intensifies concerns about climate change.
Meet the anti-plastic warriors the pioneers with bold solutions to waste. They tackle the issue of plastics in creative ways.
Natural enzyme that eats plastic bottles
Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles.The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis. Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.