Over 150 MPs have committed their support to making the UK a ‘world leader on the environment’ after a group of 13 environmental organisations formed a coalition to ensure the ‘important opportunities’ presented by Brexit are taken.
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.
New research by Zero Waste Scotland has revealed that nearly 1.35 million tonnes of food and drink was wasted in Scotland in 2013, a figure that will be used as a baseline for efforts to reduce food waste by a third by 2025.
How can risk-averse councils get the most value out of the recyclables they collect and feed them into a more circular economy? An idea finding favour in Wales and Scotland is a materials brokerage service.
The Welsh Government and the county of Rhondda Cynon Taf have called on local businesses to come up with innovative new solutions to allow every part of the mattress to be recycled as part of a competition this winter.
The Environmental Audit Committee has called for the Treasury to take a long-term view of sustainability, after ‘riding roughshod’ over departments and cancelling environmental programmes at short notice.
The UK and Colombian governments have signed an agreement for a new £20-million joint-funded bioeconomy research programme to aid post-conflict developmental efforts in some of the worst affected regions in Colombia.