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.
Marks and Spencer has launched its new sustainability plan, Plan A 2025, making a range of sustainability commitments including ensuring all packaging is ‘widely recyclable’ by 2022 and planning to halve food waste by 2025.
McDonald’s has come under fire from Zero Waste France for its recycling and waste management methods, with the group also calling for a transformation in how fast food chains manage and report their waste.
The Liberal Democrats have promised to support the transition to a circular economy, pledging to introduce a Zero-Waste Act and a 70 per cent statutory waste recycling target for England in their manifesto.
The government should establish a national food waste reduction target, with retailers forced to publish figures on their food waste, after a voluntary approach has proved ‘inadequate’, says Parliament’s EFRA Committee.
MEPs have called on the EU to step up its actions on fighting food waste, unanimously agreeing proposals around making redistribution of surplus food easier and imposing labelling improvements on products.
North London Waste Authority has responded to government’s draft industrial strategy, pointing out that it makes no mention of waste, the circular economy or society’s need to manage physical resources better.