One of the final hurdles in ratifying new European circular economy legislation has been cleared as the European Parliament votes through the Circular Economy Package, fixing a 65 per cent recycling target for 2035.
reGAIN, the UK’s first app for the recycling of unwanted clothing, has been launched today (18 April) as research claims 73 per cent of consumers no longer wear up to half of the items of clothing they own.
In a bid to cut waste and pollution, UK supermarket Waitrose has announced plans to scrap disposable coffee cups from all its stores, which it says will save 52 million cups from being thrown away every year.
A deposit return scheme for drinks containers will be introduced in England later this year subject to the results of a consultation, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs confirmed today (28 March).
A new Dutch collective with members from across industry, academia and government has been set up to help the country cut its food waste in half by 2030 in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The UK is set to throw away a third more single-use coffee cups by 2030, according to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Eunomia Research & Consulting, which predicts the UK’s total plastic waste will increase by 20 per cent.
The European Commission has agreed on its proposal for a Circular Economy Monitoring Framework to track progress towards the EU’s circular economy goals, and has also released a rundown of the EU's progress up to this point.
Shops and businesses across London have signed up to take part in a trial scheme that offers free tap water ‘refills’ to members of the public as part of the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s efforts to tackle single-use plastic waste.
Wales could be set to target an 80 per cent municipal waste recycling rate by 2035, according to Welsh Minister for Environment Hannah Blythyn at the CIWM Resource Conference Cymru yesterday (14 March).
The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s announcement of a consultation on how the tax system can be used to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics has received widespread acclaim from the waste and resources industry following the Spring Statement yesterday (13 March).
The government has offered “warm words” but “no real action” today (9 March) in response to the report by the Environmental Audit Committee on disposable coffee cup waste, according to the committee’s Chair Mary Creagh.
Progress on the EU’s Plastics Strategy continues unabated as Europe’s environment ministers reached agreement on the content of the strategy at a meeting of the Environment Council on Monday (5 March).