The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has reintroduced the Agriculture Bill to Parliament, with soil quality at the heart of a new land management system that rewards farmers for environmental protection.
Cornwall County Council has agreed a new eight-year waste and recycling collection contract with Biffa, which is expected to increase tonnages of recyclable materials collected at the kerbside by 59 per cent.
The European Commission’s European Green Deal includes proposals to introduce an EU-wide model for the separate collection of waste and rules on minimum recycled content, promising a step change in the EU’s approach to resources and waste.
The World Biogas Association (WBA) presented a declaration at the UN’s Conference of Parties in Madrid (COP25), outlining a declaration that the biogas sector will deliver a 12 per cent reduction in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, provided world governments adequately support the industry.
The European Bioplastics annual market data update has confirmed that the bioplastics industry is set to grow over the next five years, though production levels pale in comparison to those of primary plastic production.
City to Sea has announced that the Refill movement, which encourages people to use a refillable water bottle, is launching a new pilot with retailers including Costa Coffee, Morrisons and LEON that will show consumers where they can refill their coffee cups and lunch boxes.
With a report published today (24 September) suggesting that insufficient data will cause the UK to miss the goal of halving food waste by 2030, Tesco has called for the government to introduce mandatory food waste reporting.