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Apr 28, 2020

Businesses made idle by closure of commercial premises are being enabled to support hard-pressed domestic collections  

A new matching platform has been set up by industry body CIWM to help bring in idle resources from commercial collections to support domestic collection services hit by high demand and a...


Apr 27, 2020

This third programme based on Gerry McGovern's new book looks at the damage done by the digital mindset (more, cheap, now, throwaway, ‘free’)

We love our smart phones but they are highly environmentally costly to manufacture and cannot be recycled.

Another shocking aspect – I had never heard of this before, but it...


Apr 15, 2020

Karolina Gerlich of the Care Workers Charity describes current pressures on care workers but their roots lie in years of failure to resolve the sector’s status and funding.

More people work in social care than in the NHS – 2 million across the UK compared with 1.3 million in the health service.

They may be working...


Apr 14, 2020

The second programme based on Gerry McGovern's new book looks at corporate IT and digital practices that accelerate environmental damage

Ironically, the same practices are also making things worse for customers and consequently damaging profits.

As a global web usability expert, Gerry has worked with household-name tech...


Apr 6, 2020

Gerry McGovern is a globally-recognised web usability expert whose new book sets out the devastation wrought by our over-consumption of all things digital.

This programme, the first of three, is based on an interview done online on the first day of the Coronavirus lockdown in the UK.

As it happens, Gerry is currently...