We are all very familiar with glass — it is a common material
that is used to make a plethora of items inside and outside of our homes.
In fact, most of us probably take it for granted!
Have you ever stopped and wondered how glass is made and how it is recycled? This blog post takes a look at all things glass.
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If you watched Chernobyl recently, then you may have had your first insight into the world of nuclear energy.
If you didn’t see Chernobyl, then it was an HBO mini-series based on the true story of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
The accident took place on 26 April 1986, and you can watch the eye-opening trailer for the show below.
So, what is nuclear energy, how is nuclear waste produced, and how do we, as humans, safely deal with the waste?
Read on to learn more on this fascinating subject.
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Single-use coffee cups have featured in the news a lot over the past few years, primarily due to the fact that they are difficult to recycle and the UK gets through 2.5 billion of them per year.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall brought ‘disposable’ cups to the public eye on his War on Waste programme back in March 2016, and there’s been much public discussion ever since.
Coffee fans the country over have been caught up in the discussion over the takeaway cups used to house their beloved flat white or frothy cappuccino.
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We may live in a digital age, but the Royal Mail is still busy delivering letters and parcels across the country.
Whether we like it or not (and it tends to be a ‘not’ if it’s a brown envelope), we all receive post in one form or another.
Many of us receive junk mail through our letterboxes, alongside official letters about tax, voting, bills, and more.
Some of us are lucky enough to receive handwritten notes from family, friends, and pen-pals, too.
This mail builds up to a significant amount of waste, so we’ll explain how best to dispose of it in this blog post.
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