Foodies and gardeners alike will rejoice at Loughborough University graduate Benjamin Cullis Watson’s new invention: a smell-free rubbish bin that ‘quickly’ converts food waste into compost, as well as liquid fertiliser for household plants. Named the ‘Taihi bin’, it relies on bokashi – a Japanese method that uses fermentation to decompose rubbish. The bin automatically sprays an accelerator mixture onto the waste to start... More
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.
A possible extension of the landfill tax to punish illegal disposal and new packaging recycling targets for paper, aluminium, steel and wood were included in today’s Budget, but climate change policies were a notable omission.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector, including a new head of the Wood Recyclers Association, plastic recycling at Fusion Festival and recycling rewards for a children's heart charity.
The Environment Agency has released new guidelines on the production of fire prevention plans for waste and recycling sites, which it believes will help reduce the incidence of fires. But what do they mean for recycling businesses?
Hadfield Wood Recyclers has been awarded a contract to supply biomass fuel to a new Green Investment Bank-backed £25-million plant in North Wales that could generate enough energy to power 2,400 homes.
The Wood Recyclers Association is urging the Environment Agency to reconsider elements of its revised fire protection plan guidance, which it says does not put enough emphasis on preventative measures.
The UK’s total household waste recycling rate rose to 44.9 per cent in 2014, up from 44.1 per cent in 2013, according to official statistics released today (15 December) by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.