A circular economy could reduce London’s waste by 60 per cent by 2041 and should be implemented in order to combat falling recycling rates and face up to the waste management challenges posed by a growing population, according to a London Assembly Environment Committee report.
The report - ‘Waste: The Circular Economy’ - was released today (21 September) and reports on the state of waste and waste management in London, and calls for Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to integrate the circular... More
Businesses from the Consumer Goods Forum and Champions 12.3 coalition have issued a call to action to simplify and standardise food date labels worldwide by 2020 in a bid to reduce food waste as Champions 12.3 releases a progress report on global efforts to reduce food waste.
The Health and Safety Executive has released its sector plan for increasing safety in the waste and recycling industry, identifying reducing fatal injuries from moving vehicles and incidence of musculoskeletal disorders and lung disease among employees as priorities.
The government has confirmed that the sale of the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) to Australian investment firm Macquarie Group has been fully completed in a £2.3 billion deal, with the GIB to be renamed the Green Investment Group.
ReFood Commercial Director Philip Simpson suggests the recently announced £200-million waste budget boost for local authorities is masking rising landfill disposal costs, for which there are economic alternatives.
Eunomia Research & Consulting has released more figures in defence of its prediction that the UK would reach an overcapacity in residual waste treatment infrastructure by 2020/21 in response to criticism the ESA.
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.
The UK is currently on course to meet recycling obligations for all key packaging materials, according to new figures, though the potential Chinese ban on some imports could see more price volatility on the horizon.
The government is to introduce legislation to ban the sale and manufacture of plastic microbeads in cosmetic products from 2018, as new Environment Secretary Michael Gove pledges greater action on ocean plastics.
Michael Gove has pledged to recast the UK’s ambition for its environment, promising to deliver a ‘Green Brexit’ as business leaders call on the government to take leadership on the creation of a more sustainable economy.