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Contamination costs where quality counts

Niels Flierman, Operations Director at DS Smith Paper, explains how consistent collections stressing quality would benefit the whole supply chain.

Why stories and collaboration are essential for behaviour change

Hubbub co-founder Trewin Restorick shares lessons on behaviour change campaigns learnt and implemented through the organisation's Square Mile Challenge to reduce coffee cup waste in central London.

Circular cities are doing it for themselves

With European guidance still going through the bureaucratic process and national policy seemingly well down the pecking order, local and regional authorities can take the reins and steer their areas into a more circular way of living.

Novamont's Tony Breton looks at where the UK stands on separately collected organic waste and how budgets are hindering their introduction in England.

 

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Coca-Cola Great Britain has launched an advertising campaign made entirely out of its 100 per cent recyclable packaging to encourage more people to recycle. The 'Love Story' ad, which premiered at prime time on Channel 4 on Saturday evening, used more than 1,500 Coca-Cola products and will now continue on cinema, digital and social media channels throughout the summer.
As festival season gets into full swing, with Glastonbury, Wireless and Reading & Leeds all coming up, behaviour change charity Hubbub has produced some tips for keeping your festival experience as sustainable, waste-free and cheap as possible.

From the Magazine

Industrial Symbiosis: One man's waste...

When it comes to being resource efficient, turning a waste stream into a resource is about as good as it gets, and always has been. Why, then, is industrial symbiosis an idea that has struggled to gain traction in the UK?

In rare form

Our reliance on rare earth elements in our gadget-hungry world is growing, but at what cost?

Meet the retailer taking grocery chain waste back to the masses

Approved Food founder Dan Cluderay tells Resource how he’s turning would-be food waste back into a profit with his online clearance food and drink store. 

How Bogotá’s recicladores are picking a fight (for inclusion)

As the city rises up the development index, Bogotá’s waste services are undergoing structural transformation. Now Colombia’s waste-picking recicladores are fighting to play their part as services are commercialised.

What would it take to recycle 80 per cent?

While the progress of household recycling rates has stalled in England, other parts of the world, not least Wales, continue to show more is possible. Resource asks what it will take to recycle 80 per cent of what we throw away?

Welsh recycling performance has been exceptional up to this point - but what will it take to push it up to 80 per cent?

The road to 80 per cent: Beyond our current approach

What changes can Wales make to ensure its recycling ambitions are more bite than bark?