The European Bioplastics annual market data update has confirmed that the bioplastics industry is set to grow over the next five years, though production levels pale in comparison to those of primary plastic production.
Scottish businesses have been at the forefront of the circular economy in recent years, and Ogilvy Spirits has been particularly innovative in this regard, turning waste potatoes into vodka, as Imogen Benson reports.
Are you disposing of your business’ waste compliantly? Andy Garside, Group Technical Waste Manager at environmental risk reduction company Adler and Allan, discusses the impact that non-compliant waste management can have on businesses.
Rick Hindley, Executive Director of Alupro, the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation, gets his teeth into the issues surrounding deposit return schemes and their impact on aluminium can recycling.
Over 32,000 tonnes of material that could be recycled is instead put in residual waste bins each year in West Sussex, costing the council an estimated £3 million a year in disposal costs. To highlight the scale of this waste, West Sussex County Council has created a video that visualises it on a personal and then county-wide level.
Annual November savings event, Black Friday, encourages excessive consumerism but this year organisations are promoting creative making, upcycling and repairing to bring communities together and reduce environmental damage.
Environmental compliance scheme Ecosurety has launched a £1 million fund to support projects tackling the environmental impacts of packaging, batteries or waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
Trade association Carpet Recycling UK’s members oversee the incineration of almost 130,000 tonnes of carpet annually, 73 per cent of all carpets they divert from landfill, according to a new investigation.