Black Friday has come around again – the annual sales event where retailers offer huge savings during extended opening hours, tempting shoppers to brave the crowds to get the best deals on items they didn’t know they wanted, contributing to throwaway culture and landfill waste.
Now, organisations like Greenpeace and Make Friday Green Again are promoting actions against excessive consumerism, encouraging would-be shoppers to bring communities together and get creative by making,... More
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.
Thefts of textile banks and their contents this year have cost the recycling industry and charities hundreds of thousands of pounds – so what are companies doing to combat the problem? Rob Cole finds out.
Every year we throw away millions of tonnes of wrapping paper, decorations, food and other debris left over from the Christmas festivities. If you’re struggling to know what to do with your waste, check out Resource’s short recycling guide.
Plans to introduce separate food waste collections to every household in England by 2023 and ensure producers pay for the costs of managing their waste packaging have been included in the long-awaited Resources and Waste Strategy.
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.
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.