Earth Overshoot Day has fallen today, July 29, almost a month sooner than last year’s date of August 22, according to findings from the Global Footprint Network (GFN).
The report found that humanity’s total global ecological footprint increased by 4.6 per cent compared to the previous year, while total biocapacity – the capacity of an ecosystem to generate renewable resources – increased by 0.3 per cent over the same time span.
Green Alliance research finds that identifying and penalising producers of low-quality electronics could drive efficiencies annually worth up to 800,000 tonnes of avoided carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.
David Newman, Managing Director of BBIA, considers the key messages of the new report 'A System Change Compass: Implementing the European Green Deal in a time of recovery', co-authored by SYSTEMIQ and the Club of Rome.
A new report published by WEEE Forum calls for action on the treatment of WEEE as scrap metal, urging competent authorities to penalise facilities that illegitimately incorporate WEEE into their unreported waste flows.
Social distancing is now the greatest cause of collection and disposal waste disruptions, according to the latest ADEPT Covid-19 local authority (LA) impacts survey as most authorities continue to report greater than usual levels of waste collected.
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.