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.
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.
West Sussex County Council has announced that it will be ending payments of recycling credits to District and Borough Councils from 1 April 2020, claiming the system has ‘not driven any significant improvement in performance’.
Annual November savings event, Black Friday, encourages excessive consumerism but this year organisations are promoting creative making, upcycling and repairing to bring communities together and reduce environmental damage.
Trade association Carpet Recycling UK’s members oversee the incineration of almost 130,000 tonnes of carpet annually, 73 per cent of all carpets they divert from landfill, according to a new investigation.
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.
Statistics from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency reveal that Scotland’s household recycling rate for 2018 has fallen by 0.9 per cent, though the carbon impact of Scottish household waste has also fallen once again.
A new accreditation standard, TRUST (Trader Recycling Universal Standard), has been established for recyclers who trade with charity shops, to ensure that collectors meet health and safety, legal and environmental guidelines.