The government today announced plans to invest £22.5 million in five new research centres, which will be used to develop better reuse and recycling techniques in textiles, electronics, metals, construction and chemicals.
Aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, preserve natural resources and provide new opportunities for UK industries, research will explore how the reuse of waste materials in the textiles, construction, chemicals, transport, electronics and metal industries can... More
With over half of the UK public agreeing that sustainability is a key factor in choosing the clothes they wear, WRAP has urged UK businesses to demonstrate their commitment to tackling the carbon footprint of producing clothes by joining Textiles 2030.
Developing sustainable fabrics, boosting textile recycling and bringing textile manufacturing jobs back to the UK are some of the key recommendations put forward in a new parliamentary report compiled by behaviour change charity Hubbub on sustainable fashion.
Behaviour change charity Hubbub has launched its Greenprint for a Better Britain plan to call for a sustainable Covid-19 recovery with policy recommendations targeting food waste, transport, textiles and recycling.
The Environment Agency (EA) has announced that it will be increasing storage limits at waste transfer stations under its new standard rules permits, with details revealed in a consultation response document on Monday (24 August).
Eunomia Research and Consulting has announced that it will be providing technical support to Zero Waste Scotland and the National Bed Federation (NBF) on a project to assess extended producer responsibility (EPR) approach to improve mattress circularity in Scotland.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has re-launched its grant fund of £1.5 million yesterday (15 June) for “imaginative projects” intending to tackle barriers to textile recycling and reuse.
Robert Jenrick, the Secretary for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has said that local authorities will be asked to “plan the organised opening” of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in the coming weeks.
Local authorities are planning for a “controlled and consistent” reopening of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) once the government publishes its strategy for exiting the Covid-19 lockdown, according to the latest ADEPT local authority impact survey.
The European Commission has today (11 March) published its new Circular Economy Action Plan, outlining measures to ensure that products are designed to last longer and are easier to reuse, repair and recycle.