The World Biogas Association (WBA), the trade body for the biogas industry, has issued a series of recommendations on how governments, financial institutions and other key decision-makers can support the industry in fulfilling its decarbonisation potential.
A new recycling scheme at the University of Sussex aims to repurpose second-hand duvets for a range of uses, including as children’s car seat interiors and to cover floor surfaces in horse riding arenas.
Statistics from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency reveal that Scotland’s household recycling rate for 2018 has fallen by 0.9 per cent, though the carbon impact of Scottish household waste has also fallen once again.
The Greater London Authority (GLA) has released an updated greenhouse gas calculator for London boroughs, allowing them to assess the environmental impacts of their waste management services against the GLA’s Emissions Performance Standard (EPS).
Waste management company Suez recycling and recovery has released a report analysing how the waste and resources industry will change over the next 20-30 years, claiming that developments in the sector will require investment of up to £35 billion.
Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has called on the government to focus on reducing all single-use packaging, rather than switching to alternative materials such as compostable plastic packaging.
The Scottish Government has submitted legislation for the introduction of its deposit return scheme (DRS) for beverage containers, with the scheme currently slated for a 1 April 2021 commencement date.
Rebecca Pow MP has been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for International Development, while Zac Goldsmith MP has been made Minister of State.