2017 was a big year for waste and resources. It was the year that top level policy finally started to be shuffled, that high profile media started to bridge the gap between the industry and the public, and that the conversation started to get to the very heart of the issues.
And so, as we do every year, we asked members of the waste and resource industry, and all of those interested in the world of resources (a rapidly growing number), to nominate and vote for those that deserve a... More
The UK needs a nationwide deposit return scheme for plastic bottles and overhaul producer responsibility rules if it is to turn back the tide on plastic waste entering the environment, according to Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee.
REPIC has funded a joint research project with researchers at the University of Lancaster to analyse data on WEEE flows to improve collection rates and forecasting in order to shape electronic waste recycling policy in the UK.
Online sellers should be legally required to take on the duties of ‘producer’ under the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive amid accusations of freeriding, say WEEE collection and recycling associations.
BBC favourite Reggie Yates sheds light on the issue of illegal electronic waste dumping by spending a week at a toxic waste dump in Agbogbloshie, Ghana, as part of his documentary series, ‘The Insider.’
Businesses from the Consumer Goods Forum and Champions 12.3 coalition have issued a call to action to simplify and standardise food date labels worldwide by 2020 in a bid to reduce food waste as Champions 12.3 releases a progress report on global efforts to reduce food waste.
The Health and Safety Executive has released its sector plan for increasing safety in the waste and recycling industry, identifying reducing fatal injuries from moving vehicles and incidence of musculoskeletal disorders and lung disease among employees as priorities.
Consumers want more secure and convenient retailer trade-in schemes for their gadgets, providing an opportunity for more sustainable business models and partnership opportunities for recyclers, says WRAP.