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American Municipal solid waste statistics report – 2014

The USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its annual analysis of municipal solid waste (MSW) figures. They report that in 2014 about 258 million tons of MSW were generated. More than 89 million tons of MSW were recycled and composted, equivalent to a 34.6 percent recycling rate. More than 33 million tons of MSW […]

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Sustainability Tests on Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Radio reports on a test of  aerobic digestion at Tapnell Farm Park which is a tourist attraction on the west of the island. See their report in Twitter The test was a great success. Barrington Ward said “If we look to put one of our advanced organic Waste digesters here at Tapnell […]

Marrakech Climate Change Conference – November 2016

The twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22)was held in Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November 2016.  The conference provided a platform for nations to decide how to practically enact that climate agreement and work with the private sector to push us beyond current commitments. Click the link for a UK perspective of […]

UK tops G20 on carbon reduction levels

Britain remains a “world-leader” on climate action, with new figures from the professional services firm PwC ranking the country the highest of the G20 group of nations when it comes to annual average reductions in carbon intensity over the past 15 years.  According to PwC’s Low Carbon Economy Index (LCEI), from 2000-2015, the UK reduced […]

Most Scottish businesses meet environmental compliance

The overwhelming majority of Scottish businesses are now following environmental regulations, the country’s environment protection agency has revealed.  The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published its compliance results for 2015-16, and found that the overall compliance rate has increased from 88% to 90.4%. The high compliance rate shows that the environment is regarded as […]

Global Climate Deal Becomes International Law

The landmark global climate change agreement made in Paris last year officially went into effect on Friday Nov 4th, just days before the start of the next round of global climate talks in Morocco that will focus on how to put the goals outlined in the Paris deal into action. The deal brokered in Paris […]