As the Resources and Waste Strategy draws closer to publication, with hope from industry that it will provide a framework for government action to rejuvenate flagging recycling rates, it is important to remember the place of reuse in the UK’s suite of waste management and reduction measures, especially when projects can bring both environmental and social benefits.
As part of the EAC’s inquiry into the sustainability of the fashion industry, designers and campaigners have called on government to better support repair and reuse of clothing and provide more information for consumers on the environmental impacts of their fashion choices.
Three quarters of the UK public want the government to ensure that businesses produce repairable and recyclable products, while 90 per cent believe that all packaging should be made recyclable, according to a new survey conducted by Cardiff University.
The world’s consumption of raw materials is set to double by 2060, with devastating environmental consequences, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
To celebrate International Repair Day on 20 October, here are five organisations at the forefront of the repair and reuse movement, encouraging people to opt out of society’s throwaway approach to our belongings.
As part of an EAC inquiry, fashion bosses will be asked to reveal the steps they are taking to improve the sustainability of their operations and reduce the environmental impact of the clothes that they sell.
Gerry Gillespie, Board Member of the Zero Waste International Trust, examines the steps Wales has taken to reach its current position in the recycling league tables – and how it might continue to drive recycling higher.
Environmental consultancy Eunomia Research and Consulting will be running the first ever conference deposit return scheme for coffee cups at this year’s RWM show in Birmingham, in partnership with NEC catering arm Amadeus.
Four out of five Britons are concerned about rising levels of single-use plastic consumption in the UK, according to a new poll, as this year’s Zero Waste Week focuses on the issue of disposable plastics.