Four years ago, online reuse platform Globechain was merely the pipe dream of a disillusioned investment banker, May Al-Karooni. Today, it has collected the Launch Nordic award and won Highly Commended at the Dell’s People’s Choice Awards for the circular economy, and is on the verge of breaking into the North American and European markets, with the ambition of being the number one reuse platform in the world, according to its founder.
Novel materials like bioplastics and carbon fibre could be key to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy envisioned in the government’s industrial strategy, according to environmental think tank Green Alliance.
EU action on food waste has been ‘fragmented’ and ‘intermittent’, despite a number of policies having the potential to make a big difference, a new report from the European Court of Auditors has found.
Businesses have backed the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, supporting a report outlining the potential for more than £9 trillion in benefits, and called on the UK government to help reach the global targets.
Two North Sea oil platforms are on their way to Great Yarmouth for recycling after a partnership between Veolia and oil industry logistics firm Peterson was awarded two contracts to recycle rigs at its facility in Norfolk.
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.