The UK should price emissions from waste disposal, including landfill and incineration, to help reach the country’s target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, according to a new white paper by the Zero Carbon Campaign.
This year, Recycle Week 2020 (21-27 September) will celebrate the British public’s commitment to recycling during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, with research showing that nearly nine in ten households ‘regularly recycle’.
The final survey from The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) on the impacts of Covid-19 on local authority waste services in England shows services continuing to return to normal, though disruption continues.
Zero Waste Scotland has announced that Scotland’s waste-related carbon emissions for 2018 have fallen to 30 per cent below the 2011 baseline, but warns there is still ‘more to be done’ to reach the net-zero greenhouse gases target by 2045.
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.