From small things, big things one day come. That is the message and ethos behind Zero Waste Week, an annual awareness campaign, now in its tenth year, taking place from 4-8 September designed to encourage people to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill.
Lord’s has become the first cricket ground to be run on 100 per cent renewable energy and incorporate resource-efficient features into a new stand as statistics reveal the impact of climate change on the sport.
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.
Roseanna Cunningham has accepted a front-bench environmental role in the Scottish Government and will replace Richard Lochhead, who has stepped down as Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment.
Politicians have hailed the ‘landmark global agreement’ reached in Paris at COP21 on Saturday, while environmental and social justice groups criticised its voluntary nature and the lack of a clear pathway to emission reduction.