• Plastic pollution underwater
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    Plastic Fantastic – Eliminating Plastic Waste

    Ideas to eliminate plastic waste Plastic waste has been getting very bad press recently. The debate in the UK seemed to have been awoken by the screening of the final episode of Blue Planet 2. In which David Attenborough’s eloquent words in addition to some amazing footage highlighted the effects that plastic waste is having on the world’s oceans. In some ways it’s a shame it has taken this long for the public debate to start, as the problem with oceanic plastic waste has been known about for many years. What a problem it is too. Are you aware that there are five well known massive ‘gyres’ or whirlpools in…

  • Bulldozer on pile of rubbish
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    ‘Where There’s Muck There’s Brass’ – Or is There?

    I bet some of you are wondering what the title means – particularly international students, or anyone from outside of Lancashire. Well, to translate from my own native Lancastrian into proper English this old adage means there is money in waste. It reminds me of a visit to a food-manufacturing company a few years back to complete a resource-efficiency review. I had quite a heated discussion on recycling with my contact there, which went something like this: