Each year in England and Wales, waste collection and disposal costs local authorities more than £2 billion, according to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, with over 40 million tonnes of rubbish being dumped at landfills annually. Moreover, Ministry of Justice figures indicate that reoffending in the UK costs between £9.5 billion and £13 billion a year, with 44 per cent of people leaving prison going on to commit further offences within 12 months of release. But what... More
Keep Britain Tidy has launched a new campaign to combat the alarming rise in criminal fly-tipping, #CrimeNotToCare, targeting ‘ordinary people’ to promote awareness of the dangers of using unlicensed waste carriers.
San Francisco-based artist Von Wong decided to do something about plastic pollution by making it ‘extravagant, unique and different’ through the addition of a mermaid. He shared some of his images and the stories behind them with us.
A new set of guidelines on recycling is hoping to clear up once and for all what materials can and can’t be recycled at the kerbside in an attempt to remove the confusion holding back recycling the UK.
Knowing what happens to recycling once it’s been collected is a growing motivation in English residents’ participation in council recycling services, especially for those under the age of 35, according to research commissioned by the Resource Association.
A new EU-funded behaviour change programme is aiming to cut down on the 540,000 tonnes of avoidable food waste created in London households every year and save residents of the capital £330 million along the way.
Since January this year, the market town of Swadlincote has been testing out ideas for preventing household food waste, with £1 million in investment from Sainsbury’s. Libby Peake visits the town to see how it’s all going
Smart product design holds the key to erasing waste and creating a more circular economy. Edward Perchard talks to a host of experts about ecodesign, extended producer responsibility, and what's holding us back.
WRAP has called for local authorities and community groups to get involved in this year’s Recycle Week, as part of September’s ‘month of action’ encouraging people to ‘recycle more, waste less and take up the challenge for sustainable living’.