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UK recycling industry under investigation for fraud and corruption

Watchdog examining claims plastic waste is not being recycled but left to leak into rivers and oceans — The plastics recycling industry is facing an investigation into suspected widespread abuse and fraud within the export system amid warnings the world is about to close the door on UK packaging waste, the Guardian has learned. The …

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Here’s how many times you need to reuse your shopping bags

As with all matters environmental, it’s essential that we have the right knowledge to make informed decisions — What are the best replacements for single-use plastic bags? Given that reusable bags are much sturdier, how many times must we use them to compensate for their larger environmental impact? The simple answer is that there is …

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Sydney waste-power incinerator blocked over air quality fears

Planning commission finds ‘uncertainty’ around the massive project’s emissions — A plan for a massive waste-to-energy incinerator in western Sydney has been blocked, after the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission ruled there was “uncertainty” over human health and environmental impacts. The plant – the largest planned in the southern hemisphere – would have burned …

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