Brexit has put a significant scare up the waste and resources industry as stakeholders wait to see what environmental regulations will survive the transfer from EU to UK law, which new European legislation will be taken on during the break-up and what approach the UK will take post-separation. But while the government is looking to Brussels, local authorities in the UK are keen to get on with moving to a circular economy and reaping the benefits of actions on waste prevention and reuse.... More
San Francisco-based artist Von Wong decided to do something about plastic pollution by making it ‘extravagant, unique and different’ through the addition of a mermaid. He shared some of his images and the stories behind them with us.
Since January this year, the market town of Swadlincote has been testing out ideas for preventing household food waste, with £1 million in investment from Sainsbury’s. Libby Peake visits the town to see how it’s all going
Smart product design holds the key to erasing waste and creating a more circular economy. Edward Perchard talks to a host of experts about ecodesign, extended producer responsibility, and what's holding us back.
A plastics economy based on a circular economy approach could ‘transform’ the plastics industry and ‘drastically reduce’ its environmental impact, according to a report by the World Economic Forum and Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
The UK’s food system will face increasing challenges over the next decade if we don’t embrace a ‘business unusual’ approach to the way we manufacture, sell and consume food, a new Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) report suggests.
A new collaborative scheme at Reading Festival will study behavioural causes of festival waste and trial new services in an attempt to reduce the 20 tonnes of reusable waste left at the site each year.
Energy efficiency is often seen as an ecological holy grail, promising economic growth and environmental protection, but scientists are increasingly cautioning that the ‘rebound effect’ means this might not be so. Libby Peake learns more