New findings have estimated that the amount of plastic pollution in the ocean could triple by 2040, if governments, businesses and communities do not take action.
The findings were published last week (23 July) in a study entitled ‘Breaking the plastic wave: A comprehensive assessment of pathways towards stopping ocean plastic pollution’ by think tank The Pew Charitable Trusts and systems... More
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has urged the government to accelerate the transition to a circular economy as part of a Covid-19 recovery plan that prioritises the climate crisis, reiterating its call for a ban on biodegradable waste to landfill by 2025.
On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Jane Asscher, CEO and Co-founder of behaviour change agency 23red, looks at how brands and businesses can help consumers to make sustainable choices in a post-coronavirus world.
Switching the UK’s diesel-powered refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) for electric trucks could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 290,000 tonnes of CO2 each year, according to a new report from Eunomia Research and Consulting.
A new report from Dutch social enterprise Circle Economy has revealed that the global economy is consuming a record 100 billion tonnes of materials a year, while the reuse of resources has gone into reverse.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has reintroduced the Agriculture Bill to Parliament, with soil quality at the heart of a new land management system that rewards farmers for environmental protection.
Local authorities across the UK are declaring Climate Emergencies, committing to reducing their carbon emissions to net zero. But how can their waste management contribute to that aim? Imogen Benson reports.
The World Biogas Association (WBA) presented a declaration at the UN’s Conference of Parties in Madrid (COP25), outlining a declaration that the biogas sector will deliver a 12 per cent reduction in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, provided world governments adequately support the industry.
Statistics from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency reveal that Scotland’s household recycling rate for 2018 has fallen by 0.9 per cent, though the carbon impact of Scottish household waste has also fallen once again.