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
It turns out that the tried and tested waste statistic hasn’t been all that tested – and others ought to be tried. Eunomia’s Emma Gowing and Steve Watson describe how to breathe new life into public engagement