Two billion people worldwide lack a dedicated system of waste collection and management.
Jan. 7, 2021 • ~6 min
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We investigated plastic recycling in the UK and uncovered startling inconsistencies.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~8 min
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Britain's first major recycling drive fell apart 80 years ago – it's a warning to UK government today
The 'pots to planes' appeal in the summer of 1940 helped inspire a mass recycling effort, but problems soon emerged.
June 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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The COVID-019 pandemic has boosted use of disposable packaging and personal protective equipment, at the same time that many recycling programs are facing budget cuts. The upshot: More plastic trash.
June 23, 2020 • ~9 min
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Chicken eggs were found to contain 70 times the level allowed under European safety standards.
Nov. 14, 2019 • ~6 min
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