The European paper recycling rate has fallen from 72.4 per cent to 71.6 per cent in 2018, largely due to a sizeable fall in exports of paper for recycling, most notably to Asia, according to the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI).
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?
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.