A new report by think tank Carbon Tracker and consultancy SYSTEMIQ has found that global efforts to tackle plastic waste could result in £300 billion of stranded petrochemical assets for the oil industry as it bets on sustained demand for plastics to offset falling demand for fossil-based fuels and energy.
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.