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Why the Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland needs a rethink.

The Campaign for a Deposit Return Scheme in Scotland was supported by many environmental organisations. The aim was to reduce litter and increase recycling rates. I was involved in the early part of the campaign. There was a lot of enthusiasm and it made sense. In hindsight, though, was very much “of its time”. The…

How to fix 5G not working on Pixel 5 after upgrade to Android 12

After my Google Pixel 5 upgraded to Android 12 it would only connect to my mobile phone service using 4G. 5G stopped working. After checking the network status I did some investigation and the only way to fix it was to reset the Network Settings. This causes the phone to reconnect to the phone network…

How I reduced my carbon footprint. Hint – it wasn’t easy.

About eight years ago I started the process of reducing my carbon footprint. This included looking at my home energy usage, travel and consumption of goods in general. As we live in a 1928 bungalow some of this was difficult. Over five years I managed to reduce our Gas usage by 30% and our Electricity…

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