Eunomia Research & Consulting will investigate potential ways to accelerate a circular economy across the European furniture industry in a project commissioned by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB).
A round up of news from the waste and resources sector including funding for community projects in Northern Ireland, ethical business accreditation to a UK mattress company, a charity Christmas jumper swap, and more.
The new Chairman of the Environmental Services Association, a trade association representing the UK’s resource and waste management industry, outlined his priorities for the association at its annual lunch for members and stakeholders.
How can risk-averse councils get the most value out of the recyclables they collect and feed them into a more circular economy? An idea finding favour in Wales and Scotland is a materials brokerage service.
The Welsh Government and the county of Rhondda Cynon Taf have called on local businesses to come up with innovative new solutions to allow every part of the mattress to be recycled as part of a competition this winter.
Celebrity chef and waste campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has accused brands of ‘greenwashing’ responses to the burning issue of coffee cup waste, criticising in particular a campaign to increase high street recycling of takeaway cups.
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.
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 Labour Party ‘will embrace the circular economy’ and become the ‘Party for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’, Shadow Environment Secretary Rachael Maskell told the party’s annual conference.