The Chinese Government is set to ban all imports of solid waste from 2021, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has learned.
According to the BIR’s contacts in China, the country’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment announced on 30 June in a press conference that it would no longer accept and approve import applications for solid waste from 2021.
The risk posed to the waste and resources sector by Brexit has increased over the last few months, with the UK falling further behind EU standards and ambition, according to Greener UK’s latest Brexit Risk Tracker.
Hanson UK, a leading building materials supplier, has gone beyond its 2020 target of reducing the amount of non-process waste from its operations sent to landfill by 85 per cent since 2010, according to its latest sustainability report.
With plastics waste hogging the headlines, Allan Sandilands, Senior Consultant at Resource Futures, shines a light on construction waste – the ‘silent sector’ that has slipped under the radar at a time of heightened focus on waste and resources
Unregulated ship recycling in South Asia is killing dozens of workers a year, with European ships flouting safe disposal laws through loopholes. Sid Hayns-Worthington takes a look at the murky world of shipbreaking
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
By now we all know about the impact on plastic in the oceans, but do we comprehend where it’s actually coming from, as a study reveals that 90 per cent per cent of all plastic entering the marine environment comes from just ten major rivers?
An application for an environmental permit by nuclear energy company Horizon for its £10-billion Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station on Anglesey is to be put before the public by Natural Resources Wales.