Tech company Rubicon Global, a start-up dubbed the ‘Uber of waste’ has been valued at $1 billion (£740 million) following a $50-million (£36.9 million) investment from Mexican private equity firm Promecap.
Following a difficult year for the company, the latest investment from Promecap is positive news for the Atlanta-based company, with CEO and founder Nate Morris saying to Forbes: “It’s been a challenging year, but we’ve had incredible highs. Having a foreign entrant investing is... More
WRAP is calling for local and national organisations to join it in taking joined-up action to help residents cut food waste as it starts a new phase in the organisation’s consumer food waste prevention strategy.
Ethical smartphone manufacturer Fairphone has issued a challenge to the dominant approach of tech giants by announcing the first upgradeable smart phone modules in a bid to improve product sustainability and reduce waste.
The European Environmental Bureau has accused certain EU member states of “sabotaging” negotiations over EU circular economy and waste law proposals following leaks of private EU Council meetings discussions.
Scottish manufacturing SMEs with innovative circular economy ideas or projects are being encouraged to access up to £1 million in grant funding to explore sustainable business opportunities and aid the transition to circular business models.
A route map to turn London into one of the world’s most resource efficient cities has been launched by LWARB, calling on stakeholders from local government to community groups to carry out a range of actions targeting five key areas including food waste and plastics.
A group of world-famous chefs are spreading the word about the growing problem of food waste through an Anthony Bourdain-backed documentary – ‘WASTED! The Story of Food Waste’ – which will get its UK premiere in London next week.
The UN Oceans Conference has seen hundreds of commitments made and a ‘call to action’ released as UN member states pledge to work to protect the oceans, while ISWA has set up a Marine Litter Task Force.
When it comes to being resource efficient, turning a waste stream into a resource is about as good as it gets, and always has been. Why, then, is industrial symbiosis an idea that has struggled to gain traction in the UK?