The UK is the worst offender in Europe for illegally shipping its e-waste to developing countries according to a new report published by the Environment Audit Committee (EAC).Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy, authored by the cross-party parliamentary group, explores how the UK could reduce its environmental impact, create economic opportunities and maintain access to vital materials by better managing and minimising its e-waste.
With over half of the UK public agreeing that sustainability is a key factor in choosing the clothes they wear, WRAP has urged UK businesses to demonstrate their commitment to tackling the carbon footprint of producing clothes by joining Textiles 2030.
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.
A new e-bike waste collection service called Putney Pedals, set up by Positively Putney and the London Waste and Recycling Board, aims to reduce carbon emissions on one of London’s busiest high streets.
Defra’s announcement that it is now illegal for businesses to supply plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds to customers has been heavily criticised by environmental charities for not going far enough.
Developing sustainable fabrics, boosting textile recycling and bringing textile manufacturing jobs back to the UK are some of the key recommendations put forward in a new parliamentary report compiled by behaviour change charity Hubbub on sustainable fashion.
Behaviour change charity Hubbub has launched its Greenprint for a Better Britain plan to call for a sustainable Covid-19 recovery with policy recommendations targeting food waste, transport, textiles and recycling.
UK supermarket Tesco has teamed up with behaviour change charity to launch its ‘No Time for Waste Challenge’, which will target the 6.6 million tonnes of food waste generated by UK households each year.