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The Sustainable Futures Report



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May 13, 2016

I'm a gardener. I've often been told that there is no such thing as weed. It's just a plant in the wrong place.

I'm a consumer. We’re increasingly told that there is no such thing as rubbish. It's just materials in the wrong place.

This week we ask whether electronic waste is the new gold-rush and comment on a new report from the Environmental Services Association. What was the carbon footprint of COP21? Who might be making cars as well as vacuum cleaners? Where will the 5th Carbon Budget take us?