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Waste collectors given ‘significant’ fines

Image copyright Nicola Roberts Image caption Rubbish piled up the Wildmill estate in Bridgend, where residents share communal bins A waste company employed to improve recycling rates was hit with “significant” fines after rubbish went…

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Plastic waste bid to fuel hydrogen cars at Swansea University

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe process degrades the plastic and creates hydrogen as a result, says Dr Kuehnel Scientists have developed a way of turning plastic waste into hydrogen and hope…


JWS Waste: Huge fire at Salford recycling plant

Image copyright GMFRS Image caption Fifty firefighters are tackling the blaze at JWS Waste Fire crews are tackling a massive fire at a recycling plant. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said the blaze…



River sewage: Ilkley beauty spot ‘blighted’ by waste

Image caption The area of the river in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, is a popular spot for paddling and fishing Raw sewage has been released into a river at a Yorkshire beauty spot popular with swimmers,…


Corrie Mckeague: Airman ‘somewhere in Suffolk waste disposal system’

Image copyright Family photo Image caption Corrie Mckeague, from Dunfermline, Fife, was last seen at 03:25 BST on 24 September 2016 Missing airman Corrie Mckeague is “somewhere in the Suffolk waste disposal system,” his father…


Jordan Burling: The teenager left to waste away

Image copyright West Yorkshire Police Image caption Jordan Burling, pictured in 2013, died three years later weighing under six stone (37kg) A teenager was so emaciated when he died that his appearance was compared to…



Garden waste collection charges rise to £74m a year

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than half of councils now charge for green waste collection UK councils are charging almost £74m a year between them for garden waste collection, BBC research has suggested….


Plastic and other waste found in British mussels

Image copyright Getty Images Researchers have found tiny pieces of plastic in all the samples of mussels they tested in British seawaters and bought from local supermarkets. The scientists, from the University of Hull and…


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