A new domestic waste disposal appliance that turns waste into energy to heat homes has been found to be less impactful in terms of CO2 emissions than more traditional waste collection methods, according to a new report by Ricardo Energy and Environment.
The independent report carried out by the environmental consultancy has found that HERU (Home Energy Resource Unit), which uses low temperature pyrolysis to transform everyday waste (such as nappies, plastics and food) into energy, has... More
The 2018 Green Alley Award shortlist has been published, nominating a range of start-ups. From the company reinventing plastic to technological enterprises tracking a product’s sustainability, there’s a great range of creative solutions vying for the prize.
The move, facilitated by compostable packaging company Vegware, means that both hot and cold certified compostable cups and lids are now allowed to be processed in any of the UK’s more than 100 windrow composting facilities
Critics have panned the BBC’s coverage of the controversial material, which the EU is in the process of restricting, with naturalist Chris Packham failing to declare his paid position as adviser with an oxo-plastics company during a televised discussion on the material.
Woolcool is a packaging innovation for the transport of temperature-sensitive items from the food and pharmaceutical sectors, using wool in place of polystyrene, bubble wrap, gel packs or other non-recyclable insulating materials.
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
The government wants to position the UK as a world leader in maximising the value we extract from our resources, strengthening the market for secondary materials and moving towards a more circular economy, its new Industrial Strategy has said.
Resource talks to Entomics co-founder Matt McLaren about the origins of the Cambridge-based start-up’s insect-derived protein product it hopes will provide another solution to the world’s growing food waste problem.
Bioplastic manufacturer Novamont has pledged to create a minimum bio-based content of 40 per cent across its MATER-BI bioplastics range in an attempt to further reduce the carbon impact of its products.