Turf Croft Herbs, supplied by organic food delivery service Abel & Cole, are now packaged in compostable zipper bags produced by packaging company TIPA.
According to TIPA, this technology is as efficient as traditional plastic at protecting the shelf-life of produce, but it decomposes back into the earth with no toxic residue, microplastics or other pollutants within a few months of being composted.
A new e-bike waste collection service called Putney Pedals, set up by Positively Putney and the London Waste and Recycling Board, aims to reduce carbon emissions on one of London’s busiest high streets.
A new report published by WEEE Forum calls for action on the treatment of WEEE as scrap metal, urging competent authorities to penalise facilities that illegitimately incorporate WEEE into their unreported waste flows.
Defra’s announcement that it is now illegal for businesses to supply plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds to customers has been heavily criticised by environmental charities for not going far enough.
This year, Recycle Week 2020 (21-27 September) will celebrate the British public’s commitment to recycling during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, with research showing that nearly nine in ten households ‘regularly recycle’.