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First UK paper recycling deal made using Bitcoin

Kent-based consultancy Prismm Environmental and Parry Evans have become the first UK companies to trade recyclable paper using Bitcoin in the UK.

Bitcoin is a digital currency system which works without a central bank or single ...






Lords demand urgent action on post-Brexit waste strategy

The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has written to Thérèse Coffey asking Defra to urgently provide clarity on post-Brexit trade arrangements for waste.

The letter was a reaction to an evidence session held where ...




Household recycling rates increase in England

Household recycling rates in England increased by 0.6% to 44.9% in 2016, according to official results released by Defra.

This rate includes for the first time the percentage of metal recovered and recycled from waste which has been ...


Co-op sell food past best before date to cut down on waste

Supermarket chain the East of England Co-op has become the first major retailer to sell food past its best before date.

The retailer, which is independent of the Co-operative group, will reduce items such as tinned and dried food to 10p ...

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