The European Parliament has voted to support the Green Deal for Europe, backing proposals which include a circular economy action plan, an EU-wide model for separate collection of waste and rules on mandatory recycled content.
Paul Vanston, CEO of the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN), calls on the resources and waste industry to be bold in its actions to combat climate change and advance the circular economy in 2020.
The European Commission’s European Green Deal includes proposals to introduce an EU-wide model for the separate collection of waste and rules on minimum recycled content, promising a step change in the EU’s approach to resources and waste.
Local authorities across the UK are declaring Climate Emergencies, committing to reducing their carbon emissions to net zero. But how can their waste management contribute to that aim? Imogen Benson reports.
Environmental compliance scheme Ecosurety has launched a £1 million fund to support projects tackling the environmental impacts of packaging, batteries or waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
City to Sea has announced that the Refill movement, which encourages people to use a refillable water bottle, is launching a new pilot with retailers including Costa Coffee, Morrisons and LEON that will show consumers where they can refill their coffee cups and lunch boxes.
A new recycling scheme at the University of Sussex aims to repurpose second-hand duvets for a range of uses, including as children’s car seat interiors and to cover floor surfaces in horse riding arenas.