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Resource & 'Waste'

Construction and engineering firm J. Murphy & Sons Limited has won an environmental award for an eco garden at one of the firm's southern English depots at White Waltham in Berkshire.

A green alternative to tropical hardwood for seating that can nevertheless withstand the ravages of the British seafront has been deployed in Colwyn Bay, North Wales.

Some of the UK's most forward thinking foodservice companies have united – offering up food for thought – to launch a powerful sustainability initiative, set to revolutionise how the industry shares green knowledge, guidelines and best practice examples.

Ever wondered what actually happens to the bottles you send for recycling? The following infographic, supplied by Limerick based Advanced Technical Concepts, charts their journey from collection by the waste recycling lorry to sorting, processing, converting and finally manufacturing. Other recycling journeys can be seen at iwanttoberecycled.org

Vacuum cleaners are often thrown away too early because users fail to maintain them properly and mistakenly think they're broken beyond repair, a study by Nottingham Trent University shows.

A one million milestone has been passed in the number of used biscuit wrappers collected and saved from UK landfill thanks to a partnership between United Biscuits and TerraCycle.

Bio-degradable residues from cheese production at a First Milk creamery in Cumbria are being used to power the factory, send green gas to the national grid - and also remove the phosphate discharged to river in the effluent.

A fabric maker, Polartec, has used it's billionth plastic bottle, otherwise destined for landfill in North America, in the production of fabric for outdoor wear used by major UK brands like Montane, Mountain Equipment and Rab.

The Glastonbury Festival is increasing its use of waterless, chemical-free composting toilets to 1,100 units for its 20,000 festival goers, with local Somerset farmers able to use the end product to grow crops.

Construction work on Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park has reached another milestone – with a 55metre high steel stack now in place following a week-long installation programme. It is the tallest section of the facility.

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