The National Bed Federation (NBF), a trade body representing British and Irish bed manufacturers and suppliers, has brought together industry representatives to form a committee on eliminating the use of landfill with hopes of building a circular economy for the UK’s mattress and bed sector.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove says he hasn't given enough thought to the Chinese ban on waste imports that could rock the UK's recycling industry, despite it coming into action in two months' time.
Up to 27 million tonnes of waste from industry could be better utilised through biorefining in Scotland every year, with the potential to add millions of pounds of value to Scotland’s economy, says a new Zero Waste Scotland report.
A response to the ‘urgent problem’ of Chinese restrictions on imports of paper and plastic wastes will need to focus on quality and markets, WRAP CEO Marcus Gover has told trade associations and Defra in an open letter.
A new code of practice for the refuse derived fuel (RDF) market has been published today to set out a framework that shares good practice across the industry in an attempt to increase the confidence of customers and regulators in RDF processes and products.
Waste associations have written to Resources Minister Therese Coffey calling on Defra to "take urgent action" to support the recycling industry following China’s ban on the import of all scrap plastics and unsorted waste paper.
Increased refurbishment and remanufacture in the European furniture sector could create up to 157,000 jobs and save around six million tonnes of CO2 emissions, according to a study by the European Environmental Bureau.