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Global Asbestos Awareness Week: 1-7 April 2016

Authored by SWMSG

The first week of April is Global Asbestos Awareness Week which is a campaign by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO) to help promote awareness of asbestos related illnesses such as Mesothelioma, Pleural Thickening, Asbestosis, Fibrosis and Lung Cancer in the hope that more and more countries will ban its use.

Asbestos is the name given to a group of minerals that occur...

International Compost Awareness Week 2013 starts Monday 6 May

Authored by JenniferJ

The twelfth annual International Compost Awareness Week will be celebrated from Monday 6 to Sunday 12 May 2013.

In Devon, acclaimed gardening professional and BBC Gardeners' World regular, Toby Buckland is supporting the Don't let Devon go to waste's campaign of getting people composting.

This is an opportunity to get involved and help Devon to recycle or compost 60% of its...