Many high street stores use plastic to protect their fruit and vegetables.
Image copyright SPL Image caption The UK’s improved record of recycling in recent years means there is less waste for burning A boom in incinerator-building could make it impossible for the UK to meet future targets for recycling, a report says. The consultancy Eunomia says waste companies constructing new incinerators will need waste to feed […]
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption At least six provinces have reported human cases of H7N9 influenza this year, according to Chinese state media A change in just a single genetic “letter” of the flu virus allows bird flu to pass to humans, according to scientists. Monitoring birds for viruses that carry the change could […]
Image copyright Jhi Scott, ARL Image caption The batteries produced sufficient energy for use in household electronics Lithium-ion batteries that are resistant to exploding or catching fire have been developed by scientists. The devices produced sufficient energy for use in household electronics, but did not ignite – even when punctured repeatedly with a nail. The […]