Councils must maintain recycling services to ensure sufficient availability of material for food and medical supply packaging, says the Recycling Association.
The association’s Chief Executive, Simon Ellin, wrote to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on Monday (23 March) asking it to ensure household recycling collections are maintained during the coronavirus outbreak.
The letter states that some members of the Association, many of which supply... More
The European Commission has today (11 March) published its new Circular Economy Action Plan, outlining measures to ensure that products are designed to last longer and are easier to reuse, repair and recycle.
The Cup Movement’s new #TakeItBack scheme is seeking to raise awareness of the coffee cup recycling facilities available in Glasgow, whilst a new partnership with DS will expand coffee cup recycling options throughout the city.
Behavioural change charity Hubbub has constructed an immersive art installation on London’s Southbank to promote the launch of five new paper cup recycling schemes across London, financed by The Cup Fund.
A report from think tank Green Alliance has highlighted that supermarkets are under increasing public pressure to cut down on plastic, resulting in the increased use of alternative materials which often have greater environmental consequences.
Paul Vanston, CEO of the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN), calls on the resources and waste industry to be bold in its actions to combat climate change and advance the circular economy in 2020.
West Sussex County Council has announced that it will be ending payments of recycling credits to District and Borough Councils from 1 April 2020, claiming the system has ‘not driven any significant improvement in performance’.
Annual November savings event, Black Friday, encourages excessive consumerism but this year organisations are promoting creative making, upcycling and repairing to bring communities together and reduce environmental damage.