Plastics in Swindon could be redirected away from kerbside recycling schemes and into incineration, the council has suggested.
In December, Swindon Borough Council will vote on whether to end kerbside plastic collections, citing the high cost of recycling as well as concerns about where the material ultimately ends up. Councillor Maureen Penny, cabinet member for highways and the environment, said: “At present there is no market in the UK for the low-grade plastics that we collect at... More
To celebrate International Repair Day on 20 October, here are five organisations at the forefront of the repair and reuse movement, encouraging people to opt out of society’s throwaway approach to our belongings.
An official investigation has been launched into claims of widespread fraud and system abuse in the plastics recycling industry, with significant discrepancies between the amount of plastic claimed for through the PRN system and the amount recorded as exported by HMRC.
Isle of Anglesey Council has reached a recycling rate of 72 per cent, the highest in Wales, while the country as a whole reported a decrease in recycling for the first time, according to new data released today (17 October).
Following the viral campaign that saw members of the public posting their empty crisp packets back to Walkers, the company has announced plans to launch a recycling scheme for the much-littered packaging.
As part of an EAC inquiry, fashion bosses will be asked to reveal the steps they are taking to improve the sustainability of their operations and reduce the environmental impact of the clothes that they sell.
The North London Waste Authority has announced that funding for the construction of its new energy recovery facility will come from direct public borrowing, in a move to provide clarity to companies bidding for the construction of the new plant.
Zero Waste Scotland has revealed that food waste has the highest carbon impact of all waste streams in the country, calling for a move away from solely weight-based recycling targets to a metric that considers wider environmental effects.