April 21st, 2017

Waste to wealth in Uganda

by George Cole   At home in the UK, I’m used to the council regularly collecting my household waste from the street outside my door. Missing a waste collection is a little inconvenient. You have to keep the waste until the next collection day, by which time you might have more waste than you can fit […]

January 22nd, 2016

Container drivers: tackling the takeaway packaging problem

by George Cole and Jonathan Roberts   It would be a committed environmentalist indeed whose antipathy to packaging never wavered at the temptation of a takeaway. While the thought of a greasy container in the residual bin might not be your biggest regret after a night out, the green-minded diner cannot totally overlook the adverse […]

February 14th, 2014

Litteral thinking: getting plastic out of our oceans

Bottle beach

by George Cole   As extreme weather and bickering politicians dominate the headlines, it seems that both the public’s capacity for attention and the resources of government are stretched to the limit. However, when calmer weather does (hopefully soon) materialise, emergency relief efforts will inevitably give way to the less headline grabbing clean-up operation, and […]