New research presented by the Plastic Health Channel has found that children are being exposed to toxic microplastics in outdoor areas and sporting facilities such as playgrounds and equestrian arenas.The research has been led by investigative journalist Laura Hoogenraad, who found evidence of potentially hormone-disrupting chemicals and microplastics present in equestrian arenas.Synthetic fibres from carpet waste found in equestrian arenas can shed tiny microplastics which when breathed in... More
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.
A report from the Committee on Climate Change says the UK can reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but will need to invest in low-carbon energy technologies and implement a ban on biodegradable waste to landfill by 2025.