Thursday, 12 July 2012 13:35

Safeguarding Scotland’s Resources

12/07/2012 - On 27 June 2012, the Scottish Government unveiled an innovative programme to encourage people to waste less and reuse more.  Titled ‘Safeguarding Scotland’s Resources’, the consultation puts forward a set of proposals on working with businesses, product design and packaging, reuse, and influencing behaviour change.

Similar in its approach to the Brussels Waste Management Plan, the progra...

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15/06/2012 - According to a new report by the World Bank, annual global waste is set to rise from 1.3 billion tonnes to 2.2bn tonnes by 2025, posing challenges on a scale with climate change. A big rise in global municipal solid waste is expected, from the current 1.2kg per person per day to 1.4kg in 2025.

The report “What a Waste: A Global Review of Solid Waste Management” estimates the annua...

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Thursday, 03 May 2012 11:24

A Second Life for Cardboard Boxes

03/05/2012 - The majority of cardboard boxes are sent to recycling after just one use. Not only that - many boxes simply go to waste due to overruns, misprints from manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. However, most of them are actually being prematurely terminated. A US American company has positioned itself to swoop right in, creating a new market for the used cardboard box.

Truckloads of quality used boxes are bought from large companies. They are then taken to one of several regional distribution centers where they are inspected and sorted by size and shape. Boxes that me...

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