Four consumer brands are responsible for half a million tonnes of plastic pollution each year in just six developing countries, according to a new report.
Published on Tuesday (31 March), the report produced by international relief and development agency Tearfund examines the plastic pollution footprint of four multinational companies and calls for an urgent switch to sustainable refillable and reusable packaging.
With UK households being encouraged to stay at home and limit trips to the supermarket, it is more important than ever to make food last for longer. Resource has compiled some tips to create less household food waste during the Covid-19 outbreak and create positive habits for the future.
The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has launched an online survey for local authorities across England to establish the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on waste and recycling services.
The UK waste sector has issued a joint statement to the public urging residents to follow government advice on managing their household rubbish to minimise the spread of coronavirus to waste workers and warning of emergency service changes.
Waste sector workers should be designated as “key workers” so that they can gain access to childcare and continue to perform vital waste service roles during the coronavirus outbreak, says the Environmental Services Association.
Derby City Council has announced that it will be suspending its garden and food waste collections in light of the coronavirus outbreak, with general waste and dry recycling collections expected to be disrupted in the ‘coming weeks and months’.
Local authority waste services would likely be stripped back in the event of mass illness amongst waste collection staff caused by coronavirus, but services are well prepared for eventual disruption, says Lee Marshall, CEO of LARAC.
The European Commission has today (11 March) published its new Circular Economy Action Plan, outlining measures to ensure that products are designed to last longer and are easier to reuse, repair and recycle.