The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) has launched a new resource, entitled the ‘Circular Design Toolkit’, designed to assist manufacturers in minimising the environmental impact of their products, extending their life, and optimising their ability to be recycled.
International waste management charity Wasteaid has announced a two-year partnership worth €900,000 (£800,000) with sustainable food packaging company Huhtamaki to drive community-level circular economy innovation in Vietnam, India and South Africa.
The Cup Movement’s new #TakeItBack scheme is seeking to raise awareness of the coffee cup recycling facilities available in Glasgow, whilst a new partnership with DS will expand coffee cup recycling options throughout the city.
Resource London has today (29 January) revealed a list of measures that could increase recycling rates in London flats by 26 per cent through simple solutions such as providing residents with clear information and ensuring that bins are emptied and cleaned regularly.
A report from think tank Green Alliance has highlighted that supermarkets are under increasing public pressure to cut down on plastic, resulting in the increased use of alternative materials which often have greater environmental consequences.
Inspired by this year’s surge in environmental activism, the 2019 Recycle Week, which will run from 23-29 September, is on a mission to encourage the public to recycle more of the right things more often.
On National Refill Day, Bristol City Council has announced the installation of eight new water fountains around the city to cut plastic bottle consumption. However, recent research by SodaStream found that only 28 per cent of councils are engaged with local plastic bottle waste initiatives.