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Reset Earth mobile game: get Gen Z to save the planet

phone game from the UN's Ozone Secretariat to get Generation Z to engage in the need to take action to protect the world from climate change. It reminds everyone that the ozone layer was protected by legislation back in 1977 and we need new legislation to protect against environmental degradation caused by fossil fuel extraction and burning.

Tenant safety: asbestos rules

Asbestos is a highly damaging group of microscopic fibres that if inhaled can severely damage our lungs. The fibres become trapped within our alveoli where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place. Since the fibres are lodged, they can irritate and scar lung tissue, making it difficult to breathe. Although the effects of inhaling asbestos may not be noticed at first, they will more than likely severely impact health later in life, causing conditions such as asbestosis and lung cancer.

Beaver Trust launches film to promote beavers as friend not foe

Britain’s beavers could be major allies in tackling the climate and extinction crises – but without more public and government support face a fragile future, says Beaver Trust, which is launching a new documentary exploring the UK's relationship with the endangered but controversial species.

Ecosia - the tree planting search engine

You may be among its users, but if you haven't heard about it, Ecosia is an eco-friendly search engine that donates profits to tree planting in Africa.

IKEA opens its first ever second-hand shop

IKEA's first second-hand store is being run by the existing IKEA Västerås store that will provide furniture and home furnishing accessories which for different reasons have been damaged. At ReTuna they will be repaired and sold on.

The collaboration with ReTuna (put all thoughts of tinned fish out of your mind) will help IKEA understand why some of its products are turned into waste, what condition they're in when people discard them and why people choose to donate or recycle products. And of course to see if there's consumer demand for second-hand/repaired items. 

Mattress recycling plant opens in Bolton

 A new facility has opened in Bolton that will recycle up to a 250,000 mattresses thrown away in the Greater Manchester region every year.

This plant will further reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, and make good use of a wide range of materials that can be recycled into products - such as pet bedding, carpet underlay, and even stab-proof vests.

The plant has also created 25 new jobs and its launch is part of the waste management contract between Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK.

Biodegradable teabags from Dorset Tea

biodegradable teabags from dorset tea. bags contain no plastic and can be industrially composted

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