Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is being urged to explore the possibility of incentivising the recycling of plastic bottles after the London Assembly Environment Committee found that the troublesome products make up 10 per cent of all litter found in the River Thames.
The committee’s report into the environmental impacts of plastic water bottles, ‘Bottled Water’, was published... More
Independent think thank Green Alliance has published a collection of short essays from business and policy professionals saying the government must go ‘much further’ to embed resource efficiency in the UK economy.
Consumer goods company Procter & Gamble is producing a limited run of recyclable shampoo bottles made from recycled beach plastic in what it says is ‘the first major step’ in establishing a supply chain taking in plastic waste collected from beaches by charities.
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.
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.