Find out more about the ban and tax levy Ireland is working on to stop the use of single-use plastics and promote recycling, minimal food waste and a green future.
Breathtaking aerial images have revealed 11 heron nests perched 100ft in the treetops of a 17th century stately home. The amazing pictures captured the scenes at the heronry at the National Trust run Belton House in Grantham, Lincs. It is the first time a drone has been used for the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) annual census. The flying gizmo hovered 50ft above the treetops and 100ft above the ground in order to take detailed pictures of the heron nests. A total of 11 active nests were discovered clustered together in the branches of a Scots pine – nine more than experts expected to find.
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UK-based fintech company Twig has launched a free banking app that allows users to trade their things for instant cash. By doing so, the company aims to contribute to the circular economy and ensure that items don’t make it to landfill. The process is fairly simple. All customers need to do is install the app and upload their unwanted possessions. Twig’s AI-powered algorithm then proceeds to calculate how much the things are worth. As soon as users accept the offer, they can cash out their items. The process aims to reduce the uncertainty, waiting, and irritation that is normally associated with selling unwanted items.