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AN INVENTOR from Runcorn has visited an Indian holy site to promote his green ideas to businessmen writes Oliver Clay.
Last week Prithvi Datta, a retired refrigeration engineer from Castlefields, and his son arrived in Prasanthi Nilayam - a remote village in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, to gather support for his carbon-cutting ideas.
THE first recycling voucher scheme in the North of England has been launched in Halton writes Oliver Clay.
Under a pilot scheme, residents can score points according to the amount of waste they put in their blue recycling bins.
These points can be swapped for vouchers to be used at shops, restaurants, and other outlets.
More than 100 retailers have signed up to accept vouchers including British Gas, Cineworld, Costcutter, and Halton based-firms BeOffee and Lullaby NurseryWare.
ALYN and Deeside MP Mark Tami has joined the campaign to reduce damaging emissions.
Mr Tami is backing the 10:10 campaign, encouraging people and businesses to cut emissions by 10% by next year.
THE first 'rewards for recycling' scheme in the North was launched in Halton this week.
Dignitaries from RecycleBank - the company behind the initiative - and Halton Borough Council officials launched the landfill-cutting initiative at Lynton Crescent, Widnes.
SCIENTISTS from an Ellesmere Port water treatment works have created a fertiliser made from what we flush down the toilet.
It has taken two-and-a-half years for scientists at the United Utilities water works to perfect a technique to turn sewage into odourless fertiliser pellets which can boost crop yields.
In trials, the pellets out-performed traditional fertilisers when growing high-value crops such as maize and rape seed - and gave off less CO2.
CHESHIRE East Council is offering Sandbach residents the opportunity to discover ways of saving energy in the home.
As part of the national Energy Saving Week, the theme for this year is waste and concentrates on how consumers are wasting money, energy and time through bad home habits.
CHESTER residents and visitors took part in a peaceful 'flashmob' protest outside the Town Hall to call for action on climate change.
The flashmob, a pre-arranged event where people come together for a short choreographed event before dispersing, was part of a co-ordinated worldwide event.
As synchronised mobile phone alarms played, the protesters held their phones in the air to take a photo before sending calls to world leaders urging action.