With the packaging industry recently promoting itself as a key part in the circular economy answer, the European Environmental Bureau’s Piotr Barczak argues that single-use packaging is not the way to avoid Europe producing waste.
To challenge the nation’s chewing gum etiquette, the Chewing Gum Action Group last week transformed a corner of Hackney into a ‘Litter Lounge’ – proving that the heart (of the city) is where the home is.
Eunomia Chairman Dominic Hogg reflects on how the British public’s decision to leave the EU will affect the waste and recycling industry, and what we must do to ensure we forge a forward-looking future.
Jože Gregorič, Project Manager at Snaga, the company that manages waste and resource in Ljubljana, gave the 2016 Resource Association's summer lecture, explaining how the Slovenian capital has spent the last 10 years building high participation in separate collection, utilising ‘radical approaches’ to communications and significantly lowering residual waste per capita. In 2010, Slovenia repor
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector, including a new head of the Wood Recyclers Association, plastic recycling at Fusion Festival and recycling rewards for a children's heart charity.
The British public are frustrated at the lack of consistency and transparency surrounding recycling in the UK, and almost a quarter don’t trust councils to recycle their collections properly, a new national survey has found.
The Great British Beach Clean, an initiative introduced by the Marine Conservation Society, will take place this weekend as thousands of volunteers head to the seaside to clean it up through the removal of litter – potentially sustaining a soggy bottom or two along the way.
Since January this year, the market town of Swadlincote has been testing out ideas for preventing household food waste, with £1 million in investment from Sainsbury’s. Libby Peake visits the town to see how it’s all going
Smart product design holds the key to erasing waste and creating a more circular economy. Edward Perchard talks to a host of experts about ecodesign, extended producer responsibility, and what's holding us back.
It looks like it’s finally here. Barely a week goes by now without a news report alerting us to developments in artificial intelligence, together with exciting (or scary) predictions about what this means for us as humans. After years lurking on the fringes of our imagination (or at least confined to science fiction), it seems as if the era of mass robotisation may actually be upon us. And like every other sector waste and recycling could be profoundly affected...
The Chief Executive of the Environment Agency has likened waste crime to the drugs trade in the 1980s, as the environmental regulator reports that nearly 1,000 illegal waste sites were closed down last year.