A substance that can provide sustenance to maintain life on earth, that prevents flooding and desertification and that could even reverse climate change might sound impossible, but that material is right under our feet.
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.
Following increasing pressure to cut food waste, some supermarket chains have launched discount lines for misshapen produce. Farming industry insider Mark Palmer says that the practice could be wonkier than the veg…
Biffa has released a video as part of its #StopDROPS (Driving Recklessly on Pavements) showing some of the 30,000 instances of motorists mounting pavements to get around collection vehicles every month.
A round up of news from the waste and resources sector including funding for community projects in Northern Ireland, ethical business accreditation to a UK mattress company, a charity Christmas jumper swap, and more.
How can risk-averse councils get the most value out of the recyclables they collect and feed them into a more circular economy? An idea finding favour in Wales and Scotland is a materials brokerage service.
The Oxford English Dictionary’s primary definition of the word ‘resource’ is: ‘A stock or supply of money, materials, staff, and other assets that can be drawn on by a person or organisation in order to function effectively.’ Think of such assets in a circular economy context, and it’s most likely that what will spring to mind are things that can be taken from a set reserve of materials and used to make products in a sustainable way – whether they be raw materials like metals or oil... More