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Sun, 5th Mar 2006

Recycling, Water Use and Problem Plastic

The recycling revolution and the whereabouts of our waste are hot topics this week as Professor David Butler from the University of Exeter describes how we can make our homes greener by reusing water, Rebecca Weymouth from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership lifts the lid on what happens to our domestic waste, Dr Peter Barham from Bristol University gives us the breakdown on why plastic is so difficult to recycle, and Dr Richard Thompson from the University of Plymouth provides a perspective on how problem plastic threatens the marine environment. In Kitchen Science Derek Thorne discovers how to turn old chip oil into biodiesel, and from making fuel to running on empty, Anna Lacey asks Professor Andrew Prentice how the human body copes with famine.

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