Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) Chair Mary Creagh MP has written to Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening urging her to include the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the National Curriculum.
Online sellers should be legally required to take on the duties of ‘producer’ under the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive amid accusations of freeriding, say WEEE collection and recycling associations.
Three days of expert discussion and presentations covered a lot of waste and resources ground at the RWM Conference in Birmingham this week. Here’s a snapshot of some of the things that we picked up wandering the show floor.
The Prospecting Secondary Materials in the Urban Mine and Mining Wastes (ProSUM) project is set to launch the first Urban Mine Knowledge Data Platform to increase the recovery of WEEE, end-of-life vehicles, batteries and mining wastes.
A bottle deposit return scheme is among five actions put forward by think tank Green Alliance that could help to reduce marine plastic pollution by up to two thirds, after new analysis from the think tank revealed that current government policy will only deal with two per cent of the problem.
Consumers want more secure and convenient retailer trade-in schemes for their gadgets, providing an opportunity for more sustainable business models and partnership opportunities for recyclers, says WRAP.
The European Environmental Bureau has accused certain EU member states of “sabotaging” negotiations over EU circular economy and waste law proposals following leaks of private EU Council meetings discussions.