The petrol-powered motor was first invented in 1885, however, it took until 1913 to become mass produced and cemented as a cornerstone of daily life. The replacement of the horse and carriage with the car was revolutionary. However, the development of the infrastructure to ensure cars would, for example, always be within driving distance of a petrol station took a considerable amount of time and investment. The car, no matter how revolutionary, would be redundant without the infrastructure... More
Loopholes in the EU’s Single Use Plastic (SUP) Directive providing possible exemptions for natural polymers could undermine the legislation’s aim to reduce the environmental impact of single-use products, according to a new report from Eunomia Research and Consulting.
Cardiff residents that persistently place non-recyclable items in recycling containers face the prospect of a fine and prosecution if they do not heed warnings from Cardiff Council to recycle properly as part of the council’s bid to reduce contamination and increase the city’s recycling rate.
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 new report from Dutch social enterprise Circle Economy has revealed that the global economy is consuming a record 100 billion tonnes of materials a year, while the reuse of resources has gone into reverse.
Cornwall County Council has agreed a new eight-year waste and recycling collection contract with Biffa, which is expected to increase tonnages of recyclable materials collected at the kerbside by 59 per cent.
A new report from the Environmental Services Association (ESA), produced by Eunomia Research and Consulting, has concluded that local authorities in England that contract out their waste services achieve higher recycling rates than in-house services.
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.