After this most challenging of years with everyone of us having to go beyond the call of duty to contain the coronavirus, the public deserves some recognition. This year, Recycle Week 2020 will celebrate the British public’s commitment to recycling during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
Run by Recycle Now, the UK’s national recycling scheme, the 17th Recycle Week (21-27... More
Developing sustainable fabrics, boosting textile recycling and bringing textile manufacturing jobs back to the UK are some of the key recommendations put forward in a new parliamentary report compiled by behaviour change charity Hubbub on sustainable fashion.
Behaviour change charity Hubbub has launched its Greenprint for a Better Britain plan to call for a sustainable Covid-19 recovery with policy recommendations targeting food waste, transport, textiles and recycling.
A new report by think tank Carbon Tracker and consultancy SYSTEMIQ has found that global efforts to tackle climate change and plastic waste could result in £300 billion of stranded petrochemical assets for the oil industry.
The latest collection figures for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for the second quarter of 2020 have been missed due to the severe disruption caused by coronavirus, according to data released by the Environment Agency (EA).
Waste management company Veolia will begin a 10-year contract on Monday 7 September to deliver household waste collections and street cleansing services in Chiltern, Wycombe and South Buckinghamshire, Buckinghamshire Council has announced.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced that it will be extending the plastic bag charge in England to all retailers from April 2021 as part of its ‘war on plastic waste’.
The Environment Agency (EA) has announced that it will be increasing storage limits at waste transfer stations under its new standard rules permits, with details revealed in a consultation response document on Monday (24 August).
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.
Kent Resource Partnership (KRP) has written to the Magistrates Association to call for stronger punishment for fly-tippers after the county spent £1 million cleaning up dumped waste and carrying out investigations.
The UK’s municipal recycling rate continues to sit well below those of leading European recycling nations such as Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, according to municipal waste data from Eurostat, although its recycling rate has improved slightly.
Though cycling is seen as the ideal form of green transport, millions of bike tyres and inner tubes are thrown away every year in the UK. Is it possible to dispose of these items in an environmentally friendly way?
Glass recycling company Recresco has reiterated concerns from the glass industry over the mooted ‘all-in’ UK deposit return scheme (DRS) for beverage containers, warning it could have a “negative rather than a positive impact” on the UK recycling.