Archive | July, 2014


European Paper Recycling Rate 71.7% A World Record

Paper recycling in Europe at 71.7% – A reliable performance secures access to valuable raw material   The paper recycling rate in Europe reached 71.7% in 2013. The total amount of paper collected and recycled in the European paper sector remains stable at just over 57 million tonnes, despite decreasing paper consumption in Europe. Recycling […]

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CEPI: “zero waste programme for Europe” doesn’t reach far enough

CEPI welcomes the fact that the Circular Economy Package includes a landfill ban for recyclables as of 2025, but regrets that incineration for the same materials is not banned. On July 2, the European Commission adopted the EU Circular Economy Package (“Towards a circular economy: A zero waste programme for Europe). The Confederation of European […]

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Prince George with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The pictures were taken at London's Natural History Museum a few weeks ago

Happy 1st Birthday to Prince George

Prince George pictures mark royal baby’s first birthday The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have thanked well-wishers as Prince George celebrates his first birthday. Two new pictures of the third in line to the throne have been released to mark the occasion on Tuesday. One shows Prince George transfixed by a butterfly, while a second […]

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BAE Systems concept designs

3D printer drones will take to skies by 2040, claim BAE scientists

Futurists technologies could allow aircraft to heal itself, divide into smaller ones or knock out missiles with direct energy.  An artist impression of BAE’s the Transformer, a futuristic long-range aircraft that divides into smaller ones during or upon arrival at its mission. Photograph: BAE Systems/PA   3D printers could be so advanced by 2040 they could […]

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Greenpeace cautiously optimistic on APP forestry policy headway

A report from environmental lobby group Greenpeace has given qualified approval to the work Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has undertaken to end the practice of deforestation in its supply chain. Greenpeace’s APP’s Forest Conservation Policy: Progress Review examines APP’s recently implemented forest conservation policy (FCP), which resulted in a moratorium on all natural forest clearance. Greenpeace, […]

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