Technology company Bühler UK Ltd has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation for its research into the use of camera technology in sorting machines.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is awarded to British businesses that have excelled in the fields of international trade, innovation or sustainable development, and this year’s award for innovation awarded to Bühler recognises the application of the company’s innovative camera technology in the nut and frozen vegetable... More
Waste management company Biffa has announced a three-year partnership with UK-based charity WasteAid, which will see the company support WasteAid financially and share its expertise with communities in low-income countries to improve the management of waste.
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.
MEPs in the European Parliament have approved plans to ban some single-use plastic products and increase the collection and recycling of plastic bottles, with legislation to be implemented in member states by 2021.
Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and central Scotland will each play host to Hubbub’s new boat made from 99 per cent recycled plastic, in order to raise awareness of growing levels of plastic pollution in the country’s waterways.
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.
A toothbrush and bottle made from 100 per cent recycled plastic have taken home the Best Recycled Plastic Product Innovation and Sustainability Awards run by the European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations (EPRO).
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Swiss food packaging manufacturer Faerch has announced the introduction of a new product family that it says could replace all carbon black-based colours of CPET ready-meal packaging in the UK within three years.
Eunomia Chairman Dominic Hogg welcomes the release of the four consultations on packaging waste and recycling promised in the Resources and Waste Strategy, while asking whether a lack of system thinking in the consultation process will impede the creation of a coherent final system