A new report from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) on the environmental impact of the UK clothing industry, released on Tuesday (11 July), has shown the potential of collaborative action in combatting this issue, as signatories to WRAP’s Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) demonstrate progress in cutting water use, carbon and waste within the industry and throughout the entire life cycle of an item of clothing.
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.
ArcelorMittal, LanzaTech, and Primetals Technologies have announced that they are to build ‘Europe’s first-ever commercial-scale production facility to create bioethanol from waste gases produced during the steelmaking process’.
Despite stutters in recycling figures, Eunomia’s third Local Authority Recycling Carbon Index (included with this issue of Resource), shows the carbon figures associated with household collection are improving. Simon Hann has more