A team of 17 European organisations has launched the world’s first multinational database tracking the flow of precious metals and critical raw materials (CRMs) found in scrap vehicles, old batteries and WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment).
In the wake of the government’s commitment to eliminate ‘avoidable’ plastic waste by 2042, supermarket Iceland has promised to make its own-brand products plastic free within five years, and other retailers are offering pledges of their own.
The UK could be heading for a future consisting of increased dangerous chemical use, poorly designed products and less ambitious waste reduction targets if the risks thrown up by Brexit are not properly dealt with, according to a new report by think tank Green Alliance.
By 2050 the fashion industry will use up a quarter of the world’s carbon budget, a new report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and backed by Stella McCartney claims, calling for a New Textiles Economy and ambitious change to stop the problem in its tracks.
Shoppers will be given a simpler, more consistent range of storage and date advice on food packaging after new WRAP guidance presented a new industry standard for date labelling and storage advice used by food manufacturers and retailers.
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.
Perth, Leith and central Edinburgh have been selected as the locations for the latest round of Scotland’s Zero Waste Towns project and will share nearly £900,000 of funding to further Zero Waste principles in these areas.
The environment is not usually high on a list of priorities for a fashion designer, but Ryan Mario Yasin is hoping to change all that with a range of clothes that grow as children do. Rob Cole takes to the catwalk to talk sustainable fashion models.