BACKLIT Gallery has announced a collaboration with artist Joshua Sofaer and the Environment Agency (EA) that will see an interdisciplinary exhibition on plastic waste being curated.
The showcase will use art to trigger critical discussions surrounding environmental issues, according to the EA, with the centrepiece of the display, a plastic sculpture of a body weighing 98.66kg, representing the amount of plastic waste generated per capita in the UK annually.
Four UK-based innovation and research projects have been awarded £500,000 of funding from the Ecosurety Exploration Fund, giving the waste and recycling sector a boost on its path to a circular economy
With over half of the UK public agreeing that sustainability is a key factor in choosing the clothes they wear, WRAP has urged UK businesses to demonstrate their commitment to tackling the carbon footprint of producing clothes by joining Textiles 2030.
Green Alliance research finds that identifying and penalising producers of low-quality electronics could drive efficiencies annually worth up to 800,000 tonnes of avoided carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.
UK supermarket Tesco is set to trial new recycled food-grade soft plastic packaging on a range of cheeses in its stores this week, the first time that soft plastic packaging has been recycled into safe food-grade packaging.
Eunomia Research and Consulting has announced that it will be providing technical support to Zero Waste Scotland and the National Bed Federation (NBF) on a project to assess extended producer responsibility (EPR) approach to improve mattress circularity in Scotland.
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