A two-month expedition to study the ‘plastisphere’ of the Mediterranean Sea departed from the coast of Italy on Thursday (22 June), as scientists seek to study how the alarming formation of a plastic-based marine ecosystem will affect the sea and humans.
Online electrical products retailer AO has completed the acquisition of The Recycling Group (TRG) and established a new recycling branch, AO Recycling, which aims to recycle a fifth of the UK’s waste fridges every year.
IKEA has committed to cutting food waste produced by its food operations by 50 per cent before the end of 2020 using a new smart solution technology that measures food waste and allows staff to identify ways of cutting it out at source.
A group of world-famous chefs are spreading the word about the growing problem of food waste through an Anthony Bourdain-backed documentary – ‘WASTED! The Story of Food Waste’ – which will get its UK premiere in London next week.
Major retailers Sainsbury’s and M&S have suspended their partnerships with food redistribution organisation The Real Junk Food Project over an investigation by West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service.
The UN Oceans Conference has seen hundreds of commitments made and a ‘call to action’ released as UN member states pledge to work to protect the oceans, while ISWA has set up a Marine Litter Task Force.
Compost quality standard PAS 100 is to be revised and updated after Renewable Energy Assurance Limited initiated the process for bringing the standard into line with the latest developments in the sector.
Axion Consulting has announced that it is moving forward with the next phase of the WRAP-led Critical Raw Materials Recovery project aiming to increase the recovery of critical raw materials used in electronic devices.
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?