In January, single-use coffee cups were all over the news, as MPs called for a ‘latte levy’ – a 25 pence charge for the use of a disposable cup – after it emerged that just 0.25 per cent of the 2.5 billion cups disposed of annually in the UK are recycled. While biodegradable cups are cited as a more sustainable single-use alternative, are they truly a better option?
The majority of coffee cups currently in circulation are made with a cardboard outer layer and a plastic lining. The... More
Every year we throw away millions of tonnes of wrapping paper, decorations, food and other debris left over from the Christmas festivities. If you’re struggling to know what to do with your waste, check out Resource’s short recycling guide.
Environmental consultancy Eunomia Research and Consulting will be running the first ever conference deposit return scheme for coffee cups at this year’s RWM show in Birmingham, in partnership with NEC catering arm Amadeus.
Seven Household Waste Recycling Centres across Cornwall will now accept cartons and paper cups for recycling, due to a new partnership between Cornwall Council and The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and Environment.
The move, facilitated by compostable packaging company Vegware, means that both hot and cold certified compostable cups and lids are now allowed to be processed in any of the UK’s more than 100 windrow composting facilities
From marine litter and the UK Plastics Pact to China’s waste ban and the future of waste and resources strategy, here are some of our key moments from a busy two days of discussion and debate at CIWM’s Resourcing the Future conference.
A new report by Green Alliance finds that £1.7 billion worth of plastics, food and electronics are lost to the UK economy each year because UK collection systems do not enable domestic reuse or recycling.