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.
Five leading fashion brands and retailers have become the first to sign up to the European Clothing Action Plan, a Europe-wide strategy to reduce the carbon, water and waste footprints of the fashion industry.
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.
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.