Being ‘sustainable’ isn’t enough anymore, sustaining our current existence in the current way will result in collapse of ecosystems and extinction of much life, including perhaps ourselves, so organisations are choosing to set themselves new ambitions.
With plastics waste hogging the headlines, Allan Sandilands, Senior Consultant at Resource Futures, shines a light on construction waste – the ‘silent sector’ that has slipped under the radar at a time of heightened focus on waste and resources
With single-use plastic products increasingly under the spotlight, Jessica Baker, Managing Director of Chase Plastics Ltd., asks whether government and industry are guilty of looking the wrong way in the fight against plastic pollution
With a new study appearing to show that plastic carrier bag litter on the seabed has fallen as a result of the 5p charge, Chiarina Darrah, Senior Consultant at Eunomia, asks what lessons we can legitimately draw from the data.
As China’s import restrictions see levels of waste plastic rise in the UK, Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Polymers, argues that low-grade materials should be landfilled rather than burnt for energy.
ReFood Commercial Director Philip Simpson suggests the recently announced £200-million waste budget boost for local authorities is masking rising landfill disposal costs, for which there are economic alternatives.
With European guidance still going through the bureaucratic process and national policy seemingly well down the pecking order, local and regional authorities can take the reins and steer their areas into a more circular way of living.