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.
The government wants to position the UK as a world leader in maximising the value we extract from our resources, strengthening the market for secondary materials and moving towards a more circular economy, its new Industrial Strategy has said.
A ‘world-first’ industrial-scale facility to create a chemical intermediate for plastic production from renewable sources has opened, as CEP Rapporteur Simone Bonafe calls for the mainstreaming of the circular economy approach.
Using hydrogen as fuel could, in theory, shrink transport emissions to nearly zero. It might sound too good to be true, but strides are already being made to bring it to the world of waste and recycling.
Research into converting waste potatoes into gels that could be used in pharmaceutical, beauty and home products is seeking to turn the millions of tonnes of vegetables thrown away each year into a manufacturing resource.
When grown, fish that were exposed to microplastics as larvae prefer to eat plastic rather than their natural prey and are less responsive to predator cues, threatening the sustainability of entire species, according to new research.