The ESA has sought to highlight the wide variation in health and safety performance within the waste industry in a report released today (16 February).
In its report, ‘Spotlight on health and safety: Contrasting performance in the waste and recycling industry’, the ESA makes a number of recommendations on how best practice on health and safety can be shared across the industry and how disaggregated health and safety figures can help to identify which areas of the industry should be... More
Swedish food waste app Karma has landed in the UK, with 50 of London’s restaurants and eateries signing up for the opportunity to sell surplus food to the public and reduce the amount of edible food needlessly thrown away.
If we are to create a circular economy, everyone needs to be on board. Resource looks at how Zero Waste Europe is spreading best practice across the continent, and how lessons for a greener future already exist, they just need to be accessed.
Green start-up Dsposal is celebrating the launch of its new online service that connects waste producers to licensed waste facilities with an event in Manchester on 15 March, with all proceeds going to waste management charity WasteAid UK.
‘Urgent change’ is needed to stop recyclable and biodegradable material from being incinerated in London, as energy-from-waste hinders the capital’s move to a more circular economy, according to the London Assembly’s Environment Committee.
Food waste management company Biogen has completed the acquisition of Tamar Energy, one of the largest anaerobic digestion facility owners and operators in the UK, further expanding its network of food waste recycling facilities.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has called for cross-industry contributions to a Plastic Waste and Recycling Strategy to drive work on achieving the aims of the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan in a letter sent to waste and resource industry stakeholders today (9 February).
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector including WasteAid UK’s annual fundraising walk, an award for Biffa’s RCV road safety campaign and a £115,000 fund for community waste prevention schemes in Merseyside and Halton.
Overcoming barriers to recycling in flats in London is set to be the subject of a new partnership between Resource London and Peabody Housing Association in a bid to improve the capital’s flagging recycling rates.
Environmental Audit Committee Chair Mary Creagh spoke at the annual Kit Strange Memorial Lecture about the successes of the past year, the challenges ahead and the need to push the government for strong legislation on waste and resources.
Plastic waste and regenerative agriculture have been identified as two of seven ‘areas of dynamism’ shaping the future of sustainability, according to a new report by sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future.
Our annual power list of movers and shakers in the waste and resources industry attracted a record number of votes this year. Here, you’ll find the winners from 100 to one, each accompanied by a voter’s glowing review. Read on to discover who has played their cards right and proved to be our Top Trump for 2018
Residents in Rhondda Cynon Taf who mix recyclables in with their residual waste could face a £100 on-the-spot fine, following a vote in favour of a series of measures to increase recycling rates by the council’s cabinet last week (25 Jan).
Defra’s Chief Scientific Advisor recommended moving away from further investment in incineration capacity, warning increased capacity could actually sustain the flow of residual waste and lead to lower recycling rates.
A new plastic recycling facility has been given the go-ahead in Warwickshire after Beauparc Utilities chose the UK site instead of Dublin, reportedly due to permit delays in Ireland and the urgent need for capacity.