Eco packaging firm Vegware has released a short film offering a solution to the problem of coffee cups recycling in the UK. Under 1 in 400 disposable cups are recycled, with 7 million sent to landfill daily, as highlighted by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s War on Waste.
Waste management company Shanks has confirmed that it is considering the purchase of the Van Gansewinkel Groep, one of the largest waste collection and recycling businesses operating in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Though they’re currently banned in the UK, pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) schemes where people pay for how much they use, following the ‘polluter pays’ principle, are popular on the Continent. Jennifer McDowall takes a trip around Europe to find out what we can learn from PAYT practitioners.