A man found guilty of running an illegal mattress disposal operation in Norwich that involved illicit shipment of waste to Egypt has been sentenced along with the owners of the site where the operation was based in a trial that concluded last week (28 March) at Norwich Magistrates’ Court.
Six materials, including a bioplastic composite paper, a wetsuit made from natural rubber, and packaging made from up-cycled agricultural residuals have been announced as the finalists for Bio-Based Material of the Year 2017.
Absorbent hygiene product recycler Knowaste’s appeal against a planning rejection for a new plant in West London has also been rejected, leaving the company assessing its options about whether to continue its search for a new development.
Fashion companies and other members of the textile industry are being called upon by Dutch fashion line G-Star and marine pollution campaign group the Plastic Soup Foundation to help develop solutions to plastic microfibres.
The recycling rate of textiles in the UK fell by four per cent in 2014/15, due to rising consumption and a falling market for used textiles, according to a new analysis of the recovered UK textiles market.