Each year in England and Wales, waste collection and disposal costs local authorities more than £2 billion, according to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, with over 40 million tonnes of rubbish being dumped at landfills annually. Moreover, Ministry of Justice figures indicate that reoffending in the UK costs between £9.5 billion and £13 billion a year, with 44 per cent of people leaving prison going on to commit further offences within 12 months of release. But what... More
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector, including an appointment at Feedback, modernised recycling in Hackney, recycling for Sheffield Wednesday and a big night of catching Brighton fly-tippers.
Lord’s has become the first cricket ground to be run on 100 per cent renewable energy and incorporate resource-efficient features into a new stand as statistics reveal the impact of climate change on the sport.
Funding of £400,000 from the Northern Irish carrier bag levy is to be made available to support small-scale environmental projects aimed at improving the local environment and boosting civic pride, ahead of a review of the charge next year.
Food redistribution charity FareShare received enough surplus food from retailers and food manufacturers to provide 18.3 million meals in 2014/15, but says that charities 'urgently' need more food made available to them.