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.
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.