Workers in the City of London are being urged to use brand new coffee cup recycling points springing up across the area as Hubbub’s ‘Square Mile Challenge’ aims to recycle half a million cups in April.
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.
A new set of guidelines on recycling is hoping to clear up once and for all what materials can and can’t be recycled at the kerbside in an attempt to remove the confusion holding back recycling the UK.
A ‘major’ fire at Palm Recycling’s King’s Lynn facility this weekend shut down operations and saw one person taken to hospital, though the blaze was confined to a small area and there were no serious injuries.
The resources industry has welcomed the publication of a plan to introduce more consistent recycling across England in an attempt to increase participation and decrease contamination of kerbside recycling services.
Hugh’s War on Waste is set to return to our screens tonight, waging new wars on waste culprits Amazon and coffee giants Starbucks, Caffe Nero and Costa and revisiting FareShare to see what developments have been made.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector, including a Resource Efficient Scotland programme, unexploded World War II artefacts, Smurfit Kappa's redeveloped recycling depot network and a Resource Futures environmental workshop.