April 29th, 2016

Going down the tubes: can automated waste collection work?

by Hulda Espolin Norstein   What’s the most common and convenient way to receive your utilities? When it comes to gas, electricity, water, sewerage, internet connections and even television, the answer is obvious – underground pipes and cables. That’s led some to wonder why our waste is still stored and transported over ground. Surely someone […]


January 30th, 2015

Better out than in?

by Hulda Espolin Norstein   If the UK was to leave the European Union, what difference would it really make to our environmental laws? UKIP’s increased influence on the political agenda and David Cameron’s eurosceptic-appeasing promise to hold an in/out referendum has rapidly turned the UK’s exit from a pipe-dream to a real possibility. Both […]