72% of Brits Confess to “Wishcycling” Household Waste in Shocking New Research

Household Waste

New research by Gousto reveals that 72% of respondents in the UK admit to household waste in recycling bins without being certain that it is actually recyclable. Moreover, 71% of those surveyed find packaging labels and recycling guidelines confusing, with 45% often unsure about what can and cannot be recycled from household waste. As a result, 65% of respondents expressed a desire for recycling to be made simpler.

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Shocking Waste Crime: 20% of England’s Waste Disposal is Illegal

Waste Crime

England is grappling with a significant waste crime problem. Recent findings from the Environment Agency (EA) indicate that nearly a fifth of all waste in the country, totalling approximately 34 million tonnes, is handled illegally every year. This constitutes a diverse range of illicit activities, including dumping, burning, illegal shipping, the false representation of waste, and the operation of unlawful waste sites.

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Plastic Waste Dumps Could Become the New Oil Fields, Says New Research from University of Cambridge

Plastic Waste Dump

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a solar-powered system that can turn plastic waste and CO2 into two chemical products at the same time. The technology, which was developed by Professor Erwin Reisner, can transform plastic and CO2 into syngas, which is a key component of sustainable fuels such as hydrogen, and glycolic acid, which is commonly used in the cosmetics industry.

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Let’s Recycle It Ltd | 2022 A Year In Review

Christmas is almost here, which means the New Year is not far behind. With this being such a good time to look back over the year just passed, we felt it would be the perfect opportunity for us to revisit everything we achieved and everything we overcame in 2022.

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