Statistics from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) reveal that Scotland’s household recycling rate for 2018 has fallen by 0.8 per cent to 44.7 per cent, though the carbon impact of Scottish household waste has also fallen once again.
The fall in recycling rate from 45.5 per cent – the original reported figure was revised down from 45.6 per cent – means that Scottish household waste recycling has fallen for the first time since 2011, when the recycling rate was recorded... More
Key stakeholders from across the packaging supply chain have written to Environment Secretary Michael Gove to outline their priorities for the next stage of delivery of the Resources and Waste Strategy.
Waste management company Biffa has called on the government to recommend the separate collection of paper and card from households in addition to food waste in its eventual core materials collection model.
Glasgow Fort and Buchanan Galleries have given their support to Cup Movement in Glasgow, the first initiative of its kind in Scotland to stop single-use cups from going to landfill or ending up being littered.
The HERU (Home Energy Resource Unit), a new domestic waste disposal appliance found to be less impactful in terms of CO2 emissions than more traditional waste collection methods by environmental consultants Ricardo Energy and Environment, has gone out for technical trials this month.
Coffee cups are notoriously difficult to recycle, and many believe it is better to use alternative materials rather than focus on expensive recycling solutions. But just how environmentally friendly and how much easier to recycle are biodegradable cups?