What does one month of ‘rubbish’ look like?

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A new exhibition at the Science Museum aims to discover the beauty, value and volume of what we throw away.

The two-part exhibition is to use 30 days’ worth of the Science Museum’s waste to explore our concepts of ‘rubbish’.

Led by artist Joshua Sofaer, the exhibition is part of the museum’s Climate Changing programme   will use 30 days’ worth of rubbish from the Science Museum to create a display that exposes the materials, the beauty, the value and the volume behind our ‘rubbish’.

Visitors will be invited to take part in the collection, sorting and documenting of one month’s worth of rubbish generated by the Science Museum’s visitors, staff, contractors and exhibition projects to create a growing visual archive of the things we throw away from day to day.

The free exhibition runs until September 14.

Rubbish including 50 shopping trolleys fished Botany Stream in Tonbridge

The huge amount of rubbish was cleared from the river on Tuesday morning when a team from the Environment Agency paddled the length of the stream.

Tony Young, operations field team leader at the Environment Agency, said: “Kent faced an extraordinary combination of weather conditions over the winter period but our recovery is now under way.
Click Here to read the full story on the Kent and Sussex Courier.

British Airways announce plans to turn London rubbish into aviation fuel

It is hoped that this project will revolutionise the production of sustainable aviation fuel.

With flights from London to New York City running on jet fuel made from municipal solid waste by 2017 under the new project called “GreenSky”

A new recycling plant will be built in Essex to convert 575,000 tonnes of post-recycled waste into 120,000 tonnes of clean burning liquid fuels.

Tunbridge Wells doctor claims council ‘over-reacted’ over waste disposal

Dr Michael Sheil, a doctor who runs the Wells Medical Centre on London Road in Tunbridge Wells was taken to court by the borough council for throwing personal patient details into his neighbour’s bin.

The court heard how the names and telephone phone numbers of 11 patients had been found by a council officer in a black plastic bag.

The doctor was found guilty of failure in duty to transfer commercial waste to an authorised waste carrier and guilty of failure to comply with the duty to furnish waste documents.

Dr Sheill was fined £100 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £11,280.

Click here to read the full story By Kent and Sussex Courier

Bin bag rummaging on rise in suspected identity theft in Kent

Security ShreddingResidents in Gillingham are being warned to be vigilant with their rubbish after it there been a reported rise in the number of bin bags in the area being tampered with.

It is believed that opportunists may be looking for information which they can use for identity theft.

Identity theft is when thieves use information about an individual to pretend to be that person.

They can then take out loans, and run up massive debts in that person’s name.

It is very easy to guard against, by ensuring that all documents containing information such as name, address and bank details, for example, are shredded.