Binmen have been caught on camera emptying a recycling bin and one with household waste into the same lorry. Householders were stunned when they saw refuse collectors wheeling both sets of containers towards the truck. The images were posted on the morning of Thursday November 28, when the binmen, who usually call on Friday, turned up a day early. One person had time to grab their camera and took this image of a brown and a green bin being emptied into the vehicle. And residents claim the waste will continue in the village of Menston, West Yorkshire, because the binmen 'don't have time' to do separate rounds. One person had time to grab their camera and took this image of a brown and a green bin being emptied into the vehicle Leeds Council is supposed to alternate collections of recyclables in green bins and household waste in black bins. There are strict rules in place including putting the bin out by 7am and making sure the lid is shut properly - or it will not be … [Read more...] about You’ve BIN framed! Dustmen are caught on camera dumping recycled and household waste in the SAME lorry
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The small, overcrowded, low-lying Netherlands might not sound like the answer to feeding a world whose population is predicted to rise to 9.6 billion people by 2050, but farmers and agronomists there would beg to differ. The country known best globally for its traditional tulips and wooden footwear, is the second largest vegetable exporter in the world — with exports totalling €6 billion annually. Onions, potatoes and some southern climate vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers and chiles are among its top selling products. The Netherlands is growing them with far less water and pesticides than if production was happening in the soil or open air. They do it using greenhouse technology, termed 'precision farming', that some in the Dutch food industry claim is the most advanced in the world. An old technology modernized Modern greenhouse farming took off in the country after World War Two as a reaction to one of Europe's last experiences of famine. Up to 20,000 … [Read more...] about Could hi-tech Netherlands-style farming feed the world?
Councils across the country are planning to reduce bin collections to just one a month in a move affecting more than 2.5million people, sparking health fears. The scheme is being implemented in a bid to force households to recycle more - under European Union targets Britain must recycle at least half of all household waste by 2020. The figure is currently at 43 per cent. But the move, which has seen 18 councils moving or planning to move to three-weekly rubbish collections, has sparked outrage in the one million households which will be affected. Another three councils are testing out monthly collections. The scheme is being implemented in a bid to force households to recycle more - under European Union targets Britain must recycle at least half of all household waste by 2020 In January furious residents demanded ministers intervene to halt the spread of monthly collections after a pilot scheme made their lives a misery. The householders in Conwy, north Wales, said they had been … [Read more...] about Monthly bin collections are planned by more councils in bid to save cash and force households to recycle
Streaming aggregator Reelgood capitalized on the overabundance of streaming services available today by offering consumers a universal dashboard where you can track what you’re watching and discover your next binge. It then translated the activity from its over 10 million users into data it licenses to major companies, including Roku, Microsoft, smart TV makers, NYPost, and even hedge funds. Now the company has closed on $6.75 million in Series A funding to continue to grow its data business. The round was led by Runa Capital and includes participation from Reelgood’s seed round investor, August Capital. To date, Reelgood has raised $11 million. The company’s app to some extent competes with those designed to help you keep track of the episodes you’ve watched across streaming services and TV, like TV Time, iTV, JustWatch, and others. But Reelgood’s service stands out for its breadth of catalog — it tracks both movies and TV across some 336 streaming … [Read more...] about Reelgood raises $6.75 million for its universal streaming guide
Installing traffic lights into sidewalks to prevent smartphone-addicted pedestrians from walking onto busy roads seemed like a pretty unusual solution to a modern problem when it was first revealed last year. But the experiment in the German city of Augsburg must have proved successful, as it was later replicated in Sydney, Australia. Now, the lights have been brought to the Dutch municipality of Bodegraven-Reeuwijk. This latest version of the ‘traffic lights for smartphone zombies’ appears to be more conspicuous than those in other locations. Rather than consisting of several small squares like the system in Germany, these lights come in the form of a long, bright strip that looks a bit like a lightsaber. Dutch company HIG Traffic Systems built the lights, which is officially called “+ Light Line.” The strips are only at a single intersection near a number of schools during this trial run. They alternate from red to green, and blink along with the main signals … [Read more...] about Sidewalk traffic lights designed for smartphone addicts appear in another location; this time they’re bigger and brighter