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Hello and welcome back to the hottest pod on record. The Tech for Good Live Podcast. With the entire planet ablaze, some of the volunteers here at Tech for Good Live have decided to spend another hour in front of screens to talk about all the key topics going down this week.

And what a blistering show we have lined up for you. We talk about my Tom’s favourite subject - waste and recycling! What a treat.

We hear about the roasting that International aid organisations took from the University of Oxford.

And is Meta going to bask in the glow of appreciation for its first annual human rights report? Hold onto your earbuds everybody - this one is going to be a scorcher!!!

The heat affected podcast record left us with a skeleton crew of Tom Passmore on hosting duties, joined by fellow TFGL team member Greg Ashton.

Stat of the week

The big plastic count results are in and the shocking results suggest that the UK’s homes produce 96.6 billion pieces of plastic packaging waste a year, with only 12% being recycled in the UK.

'Jaw-dropping' amount of plastic thrown away by British households every year revealed - Sky News

‘We haven’t been given the money to get it right’: why so much of the UK is rubbish at recycling - Guardian

Charity news of the week

New study finds NGOs are more focused on internal dynamics than resolving how their organisations fits into the world we're in:

International aid sector in a ‘crisis of legitimacy’, study finds - Guardian

Tech news of the week

Meta published its first annual human rights report:

Dunstan Allison-Hope / Twitter

And finally

Short and medium train journeys to be free in Spain following similar move in Germany to provide €9 train tickets:

Spain: Short and medium distance trains will be free this autumn, thanks to a windfall tax - Euronews

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