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Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping 'organic' coconuts in plastic

‘Zips on bananas next’ Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping ‘organic’ coconuts in plastic

A supermarket giant has come under fire for selling ‘organic’ coconuts wrapped in plastic packaging.

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Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

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Are you making any of these common recycling mistakes?

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what NOT to recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

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Volunteers creating new habitats in the river with 'woody debris' as part of the River Bulbourne restoration project

River Bulbourne restoration project makes waves nationally

A project to restore a one kilometre stretch of the River Bulbourne has won a national award for its ‘ingenuity’ and ‘imagination’.

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Paw Patrol soap warning

Alert over Paw Patrol soap after toddler left fighting for life

The makers of a novelty Paw Patrol bath foam have withdrawn it from sale after it apparently exploded leaving a toddler in a critical condition.

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Petrol caused the massive explosion at Buncefield back in 2005. BP now want to store petrol back at their terminal

BP sets target date to store petrol again at Buncefield in Hemel Hempstead

Fuel giants BP have said they intend to store petrol back at Buncefield as early as March.

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WATCH: Fly-tipping down by 15 per cent after crackdown in Dacorum

A crackdown on fly-tipping has resulted in a 15 per cent reduction in incidents compared to this time last year.

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Recycling in Dacorum reaches a new high.

Hemel Hempstead recycle centre changes its winter opening hours

Opening hours for the Hemel Hempstead Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) on Eastman Way will change this winter.

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Recycle Week

Top tips for Recycle Week in Dacorum

Shorter showers, separate bins, and checking packaging are just some of the tips Dacorum Borough Council are giving out to encourage recycling for Recycle Week.

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Dr Vivienne Cox from Hemel Hempstead receives her honorary award of Doctor of Science.

Businesswoman from Hemel Hempstead gets honorary university award for science

Harnessing renewable and alternative energy sources has lead Dr Vivienne Cox’s contributions to be recognised by the University of Hertfordshire with a Doctor of Science award.

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Burglary in Hemel Hempstead.

Diamonds, pearls and gold stolen in midnight break-in in Hemel Hempstead

A resident who has lost diamond earrings and a gold wedding band is appealing for help after a burglary in Hemel Hempstead.

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Britain's biggest 'fatberg' weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

Here’s why you shouldn’t put oil down the sink

Britain’s biggest ‘fatberg’ weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

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Road closures in Tring due to Storm Aileen.

Storm Aileen’s high winds leave roads closed in Tring

Strong winds overnight have thrown trees to the ground in Tring due to Storm Aileen.

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Hurrican Irma

Hurricane Irma: Five ways people turned tragedy into stupidity

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Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

The average British family is wasting over TWO kgs of food every month.

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‘Don’t use conkers’ Spider season is upon us, here’s how to keep arachnids out of your home

‘Don’t use conkers’ Spider season is upon us, here’s how to keep arachnids out of your home

A cool August has seen spiders head indoors earlier than usual this year.

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Recycling in Dacorum reaches a new high.

Recycling rates in Dacorum reach a new high

Residents living in Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding areas are now recyling more than they are throwing away.

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Love Parks Week celebrates local green spaces.

Find the perfect park for you in Hertfordshire this summer holiday

To celebrate the summer holidays and the great parks on your doorstep in Hertfordshire, Dacorum Borough Council have launched a new web app called ParksHerts.

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Tesco

Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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