Chinese Recycling Industry | Part Three – Import Recycling Market

Sustainable Cities

China is the most populated country in the world, meaning it has a great advantage in terms of manpower. Over the last few centuries, the Chinese have done a great job maximizing this man power and continue to grow their population. However, you may be surprised to know that the population growth rate is actually…

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Zero Waste Scotland: Part Two!

World Recycling News

Back in August 2014, Plastic Expert featured the exciting Scottish town of Dunbar here on our blog (which you can read here). We were particularly impressed by the town’s decision to be the pilot scheme for Zero Waste Scotland, and get to a position where no waste is being sent to landfill. Now, nearly two…

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Chinese Recycling Industry | Part Two – The Government

Sustainable Cities

  The Chinese government intends to promote a responsible and appropriate environmental policy starting off with controlling and monitoring the Chinese recycling industry, as it is enormous but lacks efficient management and coordination. The ever increasing pollution in the country has led to increased environmental concerns being raised in the minds of its citizens, as…

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Chinese Recycling Industry | Part One – Recycling Prices

World Recycling News

Are Chinese Recyclers getting the best recycling prices? The Chinese government is working towards the development of an environmentally responsible and sustainable society. They have been working to attain this aim by stabilizing the recycling industry and making it more profitable. The country is known for recycling the business waste of nations all around the world,…

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Helsinki

Sustainable Cities

Plastic Expert continue the Sustainable Cities series by looking at Helsinki. By exploring sustainable tourism and machine based recycling, we look at how the Fins making progress.

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5 Green Businesses to look for in Bristol

Sustainable Cities

Food waste recycling, solar panels, a sustainable investment bank? Sounds like a pretty green Bristol…

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Calgary, Canada

Sustainable Cities

Blue Cart Recycling, Clean Air, Sustainable Built Environment, just some of the things Calgary is looking at to improve the City…

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Songdo, South Korea

Sustainable Cities

In 2000, the largest private real estate development in history began. Spanning 1,500 acres of land on South Korea’s west coast, Songdo was built as part of former President Lee Myung-bak’s mission to sustainably develop parts of South Korea. Myung-bak thought that ‘smart’ developments would create a successful avenue for growth in the ‘world’s smartest…

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Middlesbrough | ‘The Recycling Rates Boom!’

Sustainable Cities

Reports filtering out of the North-East would suggest that Middlesbrough is experiencing a ‘recycling boom’. In 2005, Middlesbrough had one of the lowest recycling rates in the country at just 11%. To top it off, in 2007, the town was voted the worst place to live in the UK. In 2015, ‘Boro’ has progressed to…

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