The Local Government Association has called for more manufacturers to provide take-back services for furniture and mattresses after the Department for the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced that local authorities in England dealt with over a million fly-tipping incidents last year, costing cash-strapped councils an estimated £57.7 million.
Waste associations have written to Resources Minister Therese Coffey calling on Defra to "take urgent action" to support the recycling industry following China’s ban on the import of all scrap plastics and unsorted waste paper.
Resource talks to Entomics co-founder Matt McLaren about the origins of the Cambridge-based start-up’s insect-derived protein product it hopes will provide another solution to the world’s growing food waste problem.
Increased refurbishment and remanufacture in the European furniture sector could create up to 157,000 jobs and save around six million tonnes of CO2 emissions, according to a study by the European Environmental Bureau.
The UK public is becoming increasingly confused and frustrated with the lack of harmonisation between recycling collections and difficult-to-understand labelling, according to a new Viridor study released today.
Online sellers should be legally required to take on the duties of ‘producer’ under the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive amid accusations of freeriding, say WEEE collection and recycling associations.
BBC favourite Reggie Yates sheds light on the issue of illegal electronic waste dumping by spending a week at a toxic waste dump in Agbogbloshie, Ghana, as part of his documentary series, ‘The Insider.’
Businesses from the Consumer Goods Forum and Champions 12.3 coalition have issued a call to action to simplify and standardise food date labels worldwide by 2020 in a bid to reduce food waste as Champions 12.3 releases a progress report on global efforts to reduce food waste.
Three days of expert discussion and presentations covered a lot of waste and resources ground at the RWM Conference in Birmingham this week. Here’s a snapshot of some of the things that we picked up wandering the show floor.