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It can be hard to get your head around large numbers.

So take a moment to try to visualise three BILLION plastic carrier bags being used per DAY.

That was the challenge facing the Chinese government. In January of this year they stated their intention to bring in a ban on plastic bags and this came into force on 1 June 2008.

The first blog I wrote for the Sunday Sun was on how to recycle your mobile phone, I was prompted to write it because of the launch of the first iPhone from Apple.

I thought I would return to the subject following the launch of the 3G iPhone this month.

What if the bin lorry never came?

By Trash Talk on Jul 30, 08 10:00 AM

A real zero waste community in Japan is finding out.

The town of Kamikatsu on the island of Shikoku in Japan has adopted a zero waste strategy and rather than just talking about "a commitment to zero waste" or stating "they are working towards zero waste", they are doing it for real.

I never thought that when I started at Premier Waste Management that I would be writing a film review.

But it is not every year that the summer blockbuster from Disney-Pixar is about the waste and recycling industry.

How low can you get your waste

By Trash Talk on Jul 9, 08 12:50 PM

Having embarked upon a journey of weighing my rubbish at home and investigating some ways to increase my recycling I thought I'd present the results so far.

I've got some milk bottle tops can you do anything with them - said the email.

My waste weight

By Trash Talk on Jun 18, 08 10:00 AM

I recently got to thinking - how much stuff do I throw away every week.

Since joining Premier Waste Management I have become acutely aware of just how much material is being thrown away every year. Once you've visited a landfill site or a transfer station and seen lorry after lorry arrive you can start to feel overwhelmed by the waste problem.

But that's no excuse to give up - mamma Hitchens didn't raise a quitter.

So I decided to see how much of this waste tide I make.

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