By now we all know about the impact on plastic in the oceans, but do we comprehend where it’s actually coming from, as a study reveals that 90 per cent per cent of all plastic entering the marine environment comes from just ten major rivers?
Many ‘leading food retailers’ have taken steps towards agreeing to report their food waste figures individually using a common methodology following talks, although reports that a final agreement has been reached are believed to be premature.
Mid-UK Recycling has been made to pay almost £1 million and two directors given suspended prison sentences following the ‘horrific’ 2013 death of an agency employee working for the Ancaster-based company.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector including a new test for anaerobic digestion biomethane potential, food waste funding for Norfolk and an inquiry into the sustainability of the Ministry of Justice.
An application for an environmental permit by nuclear energy company Horizon for its £10-billion Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station on Anglesey is to be put before the public by Natural Resources Wales.
Social enterprise recycling company Bryson Recycling has been awarded a contract to continue delivering kerbside recycling services to over 14,500 homes in the Northern Ireland authority of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove says he hasn't given enough thought to the Chinese ban on waste imports that could rock the UK's recycling industry, despite it coming into action in two months' time.