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Mining bitcoin generates 30,700 tons of scrap a year
Estimates by researchers Alex de Vries and Christian Stoll show that bitcoin mining produces almost 30,700 tons of waste in electronic waste every year. As cryptocurrencies become more common, they are likely to grow into a bigger environmental problem.
US, UK citizens are world’s biggest sources of plastic waste: Study
The US and UK produce more plastic waste per person than any other major countries, according to new research.
Wastewater at sewage works tested in COVID-19 trial in UK
A trial is under way to test waste water for signs of COVID-19 in a bid to help pinpoint local spikes of the virus.
Virus already in Italy by December, waste water study finds
The coronavirus was already present in two large cities in northern Italy in December, over two months before the first case was detected, a national health institute study of waste water has found.
Virus already in Italy by December, waste water study finds
The coronavirus was already present in two large cities in northern Italy in December, over two months before the first case was detected, a national health institute study of waste water has found.
Wales should cut 3G sports pitch waste to reduce plastic pollution
Wales could lead the way in reducing plastic pollution by tightening rules on artificial sports pitches, environmentalists have said.
Iran, Netherlands hold joint water and waste management workshop in Tehran
The workshop on waste and water as a joint program by Iran and Netherlands started work in Tehran on Sunday.
On Singles' Day, green groups warn of China's surge in packaging waste
Accumulated waste from China’s e-commerce and express delivery sectors stands to more than quadruple by 2025 unless action is taken to rein it in, green groups said on Monday, as an online shopping spree known as Singles’ Day broke new sales records.
Waste export ban revealed by Australian environment ministers
A ban on the export of waste glass, plastic, paper and tires will be phased in from mid next year after environment ministers agreed to a timetable for changes in the way Australia deals with recyclable material.
Why do parrots waste so much food?
Polly wants a cracker. Polly gets chopped vegetables, because parrots need a diverse array of nutrients. Polly eats one bite and flings the rest onto the floor.
China's ocean waste surges 27% in 2018: Ministry
China dumped a total of 200.7 million cubic meters of waste into its coastal waters in 2018, a 27 percent rise on the previous year and the highest level in at least a decade, the country’s Environment Ministry said on Tuesday.
New technique gives polyurethane waste second life
Researchers at the University of Illinois (UI) developed a method to break down polyurethane waste and turn it into other useful products, according to a news release posted on UI's website.
Cash for trash: Indonesia village banks on waste recycling
Indonesia’s crackdown on imported foreign waste has upset the village of Bangun, where residents say they earn more money sorting through piles of garbage than growing rice in once-lush paddy fields.
Japan, a big plastic user, fights waste ahead of the G20 summit
Japan has a plastic problem. In a country where cleanliness and neat packaging have long been considered good service, almost everything, from single bananas to individual pieces of vegetables, pastries, pens and cosmetics is sold plastic-wrapped.
Among world's worst polluters, ASEAN vows to tackle ocean waste
With Southeast Asia awash in rubbish, from plastic-choked whales to trash-clogged canals, leaders are planning to push through a deal to fight maritime debris at a regional meeting this weekend.

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