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How much do you think about what you throw away? Do you know what happens to the things you chuck out? Find out more about waste and recycling with our FREE resources:
Old computers, knackered telly sets and phones that are so last year: How much of this discarded stuff is piling up?
What benefits do plastics offer society? What can we do with used plastic to avoid damage to the environment? Simon Collinson investigates...
Obsolete computer equipment creates a waste headache. Smashing it up into tiny, tiny particles might be the best way of recycling, says new research.
Society, Politics & Law
The role of consumers play a vital part in waste management; Dr Katy Wheeler explores how in this article.
Our series City In The Sky travelled to Arizona to see a plane come to its final destination.
Research amongst Chinese students studying in the UK explores whether studying overseas can change people's behaviour.
If your office is anything like the OpenLearn one, you'll be generating a load of waste coffee grounds everyday. Maybe we shouldn't be throwing it all away...
What do you do with your t-shirt once you're done with it? Dr Christine Thomas takes a look at the options (but really, you should just recycle them!)
The sharing economy is in danger of becoming dominated by Silicon Valley. That needs to change, says Chris Martin.
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In the first of the series, Christmas is coming. And the most magical time of the year brings with it enormous strains for the Newcastle teams coping with a throwaway society.
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