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Biggest food brands 'failing goals to banish palm oil deforestation'

Commitments to phase out deforestation by 2020 are out of reach for many, reports find

The race to satisfy growing demand of palm oil has resulted in vast plantations replacing native forests. Photograph: Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP/Getty

Published on The Guardian website on the 17th January 2020 Story by Fiona Harvey Environment Correspondent

 

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Where does recycling and rubbish from the UK go?

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Published on the BBC News website on the 30th September 2019

 

Waste company Biffa has been fined £350,000 for sending household waste, including used nappies and sanitary towels, to China. The waste was illegally labelled as paper.

So how much of the UK’s waste is recycled, and how much […]

Up to a million species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction, warns major UN study

A major UN study has a bleak warning for human beings. Credit: PA

Published on the ITV News website on the 6th May 2019

Up to a million species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction, a greater number than ever before in human history.

That’s according to a major new UN […]