The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) yesterday (31 August) published a white paper setting out the charity’s perspective on a UN treaty to address plastic pollution and support the transition to a circular economy for plastics.
In the white paper, the EMF outlines how climate change and biodiversity is best addressed through transitioning to a circular economy, which, the charity says, would address the entire lifecycle of plastics.
Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has joined a coalition calling on the Government to decarbonise the waste sector, highlighting ways in which the UK could reduce its reliance on energy-from-waste and meet its net-zero target of 2050.
A report from the Committee on Climate Change says the UK can reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but will need to invest in low-carbon energy technologies and implement a ban on biodegradable waste to landfill by 2025.
The Marine Conservation Society has issued a call for volunteers to take part in this year’s Great British Beach Clean (15-18 September), a nationwide event dedicated to cleaning Britain’s beaches and recording litter collected.
Politicians have hailed the ‘landmark global agreement’ reached in Paris at COP21 on Saturday, while environmental and social justice groups criticised its voluntary nature and the lack of a clear pathway to emission reduction.
If you can be sure of anything in this world, it’s that we will always have a steady supply of, ahem, human waste. Annie Kane considers whether Bristol’s Bio-Bus could be the future of sewage, or whether it’s a load of… hot air
As drone use takes off, it’s only a matter of time before they find their place in waste management. In fact, they can already be seen flying over landfills and cropland, monitoring waste, with more applications sure to follow.
Wales’s Natural Resources Minister and Scotland’s Energy Minister have written a joint letter to UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd warning her that her renewables strategy ‘will significantly damage’ the renewables sector.