92,000 tonnes of surplus food, the equivalent of 220 million meals, were redistributed in 2020, according to a report by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
Surplus food redistribution in the UK 2015-2020 shows that surplus food redistribution tripled between those years, with government grants helping charities to redistribute the most surplus food ever last year.
The European Suppliers of Waste-To-Energy Technology (ESWET) has released a policy briefing highlighting the need for any revision to the EU Waste Shipment Regulation to continue to allow the shipment of waste for energy recovery.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has urged the government to accelerate the transition to a circular economy as part of a Covid-19 recovery plan that prioritises the climate crisis, reiterating its call for a ban on biodegradable waste to landfill by 2025.
International waste management charity Wasteaid has announced a two-year partnership worth €900,000 (£800,000) with sustainable food packaging company Huhtamaki to drive community-level circular economy innovation in Vietnam, India and South Africa.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, Peter Maddox, WRAP Director, states we must look to the future and make the circular economy our new normal, promoting planetary and public health in the aftermath of the crisis.
The WEEE Fund has announced that it will be providing more than £5 million of financial support to electronic waste recyclers during the Covid-19 pandemic in the form of its WEEE Support Grants and Loans Package.
On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Jane Asscher, CEO and Co-founder of behaviour change agency 23red, looks at how brands and businesses can help consumers to make sustainable choices in a post-coronavirus world.