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Wales Funds Medical Waste to Hydrogen Fuel Conversion Plant

A process being developed by researchers in the UK and India to convert medical waste – such as PPE used during the Covid-19 pandemic – into hydrogen fuel has received £47,000 from the Welsh Government.

The technique will use a photoreactor to simultaneously destroy pathogens as well as break down waste. The research is being led by Swansea University, which had previously developed a photoreactor that can convert waste plastic to hydrogen fuel. The same photoreactor will be used in the new project, although new photocatalysts will be developed. The collaboration also includes epidemiologists at India’s King Institute of Preventive … Read More »

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Innovative Ways We’re Cleaning Up the Ocean and How You Can Help
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Innovative Ways We’re Cleaning Up the Ocean and How You Can Help

Over the last few decades, plastic has become an essential part of our everyday lives. From grocery bags to toys and bottles, plastic is one of the most used materials to date. However, this material is, unfortunately, causing a great deal of harm to ocean life too.

A whopping 8 million metric tons of plastic is found in seas and oceans every year, which is bad news for marine species. Plastic became a popular material because of its ease of manufacture and durability, but when this trash is disposed of and finds its way into the ocean, some products and … Read More »

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A waste management company has developed a device to help protect homeless people who seek shelter inside industrial bins from harm.
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The UK Launches The World’s First ‘Human Detector’ To Protect Homeless People Sleeping In Bins From Harm

A waste management company has developed a device to help protect homeless people who seek shelter inside industrial bins from harm. As temperatures drop across the country, waste containers become increasingly important refuges for rough sleepers, of which there are currently 320,000 in the UK, according to the latest research by Shelter. While finding people sleeping inside bins is rare, the rise in homelessness means that it is becoming an increasingly common situation. Over the last 10 years, the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) forum states that 20 people have died after being accidentally thrown into trucks by rubbish… Read More »
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