The UK’s planning authorities must change their traditional perceptions of the waste industry in order to fully realise the strategic objectives for transitioning to a circular economy, according to a new report from the Environmental Services Association (ESA).
The report, ‘Planning for a Circular Economy’, published yesterday (11 April), calls for UK planning authorities to increase flexibility when it comes to waste development and adapt to new ways of thinking, enabling successful... More
Six materials, including a bioplastic composite paper, a wetsuit made from natural rubber, and packaging made from up-cycled agricultural residuals have been announced as the finalists for Bio-Based Material of the Year 2017.
Marine preservation organisations and personal care product producers are being asked to give their views on a proposed microbead ban, which a consultation has revealed would be limited to ‘rinse-off’ products.
The Welsh Government and the county of Rhondda Cynon Taf have called on local businesses to come up with innovative new solutions to allow every part of the mattress to be recycled as part of a competition this winter.
REnescience Northwich, a facility using innovative enzyme technology to separate household waste from recyclable materials and generate energy at the same time, will open next year, Danish firm DONG Energy has announced.
The UK and Colombian governments have signed an agreement for a new £20-million joint-funded bioeconomy research programme to aid post-conflict developmental efforts in some of the worst affected regions in Colombia.
Funding of £1.5 million is to be made available for businesses and research institutions working in the bioeconomy in Scotland to support innovative work that will help deliver circular economy growth.