Until such time as we reach the promised land of a Zero Waste society, there will always be a need for residual waste treatment. In recent years, recycling rates in the UK have stalled, reaching 45.2 per cent in 2016, representing an increase of 2.3 per cent since 2013, meaning the majority of the UK’s waste is not being recycled and is treated as residual waste. A lack of significant government policy regarding waste and resources has contributed to this stagnation in the UK’s recycling... More
A new initiative to help SMEs in Edinburgh identify and maximise circular economy opportunities has been launched today in a joint endeavour by Zero Waste Scotland and the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.
Alderney’s States Works Department has contracted Somerset-based recycling machinery specialist Middleton Engineering to supply and install a new closed-end, semi-automatic baler at its Glacis recycling centre.
Overcoming barriers to recycling in flats in London is set to be the subject of a new partnership between Resource London and Peabody Housing Association in a bid to improve the capital’s flagging recycling rates.
Plastic waste and regenerative agriculture have been identified as two of seven ‘areas of dynamism’ shaping the future of sustainability, according to a new report by sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future.
Our annual power list of movers and shakers in the waste and resources industry attracted a record number of votes this year. Here, you’ll find the winners from 100 to one, each accompanied by a voter’s glowing review. Read on to discover who has played their cards right and proved to be our Top Trump for 2018
Environmental consultancy firm Eunomia Research & Consulting has hired senior consultant Duncan Oswald from Ecodyn Ltd for its resource efficiency team in Scotland, as 2018 looks set to be another busy year for the company.
The European plastics industry has responded positively to the release of the EU’s first Europe-wide plastics strategy, expressing support for improved EPR and the headline goal of ensuring that all plastic packaging is recyclable by 2030.
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.
The recycling rate in London’s flats must increase by 40 per cent if the Mayor of London’s target of a recycling rate of 65 per cent by 2030 is to be achieved, according to a report by the London Assembly’s Environment Committee.
Agreement on legislation designed to make Europe more resource efficient has been welcomed by industry groups, but with the caveat that reduced ambition in EU plans risks slowing down the transition to a circular economy.
International affairs think tank Chatham House is seeking to build an evidence base for circular economy opportunities in developing countries, and whether they could help such nations ‘leapfrog’ to more sustainable development pathways.
Member states have come under fire for allegedly dragging their heels over prior commitments to the EU’s Circular Economy Package ahead of the year’s final round of negotiations between the EU institutions.