Archive for April 30th, 2017:

Can plastic roads help save the planet?

Engineer Toby McCartney explains how his Scottish start-up MacRebur is persuading councils to use local waste plastic to build roads. Two English councils have already started building roads this way. A smartphone film for BBC World Hacks by Dougal Shaw. Like, Engage, Share. Article source:

Brexit university ‘brain drain’ warning

Image caption MPs say that universities need to have certainty about the future of EU staff and students University staff from EU countries should be guaranteed a right to stay and work in the UK after Brexit to avoid a “damaging brain drain”, says a report from MPs. The education select committee wants urgent steps

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Household food waste level ‘unacceptable’

Image copyright Reuters The level of household food waste in England is “unacceptable” and householders have a key role to play in reducing it, MPs have said. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee said 7.3m tonnes of food was wasted in UK households in 2015. The committee said shops should relax standards that prevent

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