Industry leaders have backed a global action plan published today (16 January) that aims to see 70 per cent of the world’s plastic packaging reused and recycled, compared to the current rate of around 14 per cent.
More than 40 organisations representing the plastics industry, from chemical manufacturers to consumer goods producers, retailers, city authorities and recyclers, have backed the plan included in the ‘New Plastics Economy:... More
New research by Zero Waste Scotland has revealed that nearly 1.35 million tonnes of food and drink was wasted in Scotland in 2013, a figure that will be used as a baseline for efforts to reduce food waste by a third by 2025.
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.
Funding of £400,000 from the Northern Irish carrier bag levy is to be made available to support small-scale environmental projects aimed at improving the local environment and boosting civic pride, ahead of a review of the charge next year.
Celebrity chef and waste campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has accused brands of ‘greenwashing’ responses to the burning issue of coffee cup waste, criticising in particular a campaign to increase high street recycling of takeaway cups.
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.