Waste management services company Reconomy has generated £1,118,783 in social value.
The Reconomy Social Value Programme (RSVP), which is part of the company’s Sustainability Strategy, has two main objectives: bridging gaps for young people in care and breaking barriers for ex-offenders and the homeless.
Egbert Taylor has become the first waste container refurbishment specialist in the UK to replace the wet paint process with powder coating as standard in a bid to minimise its environmental impact and enhance the finish of its refurbished bins.
The Cup Movement’s new #TakeItBack scheme is seeking to raise awareness of the coffee cup recycling facilities available in Glasgow, whilst a new partnership with DS will expand coffee cup recycling options throughout the city.
An independent review of Birmingham City Council’s waste services recommends that the council introduce a weekly separate food waste collection, while criticising the council’s poor communication with residents and insufficient operational oversight of its waste depots.
Unite, the trade union, has balloted its members working as refuse workers in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for strike action over unpaid holiday pay arrears, warning that bin collections and street cleaning services could stop “imminently”.
The government has reintroduced the Environment Bill to Parliament today (30 January), including new commitments to ban the export of plastic waste to developing countries and to review international developments in environmental legislation every two years.
Resource London has today (29 January) revealed a list of measures that could increase recycling rates in London flats by 26 per cent through simple solutions such as providing residents with clear information and ensuring that bins are emptied and cleaned regularly.
A group of cross-party MPs and Peers has signed an industry letter published the Guardian yesterday’s (28 January), calling on the government to include ambitious targets for compostables in the forthcoming Environment Bill.
Switching the UK’s diesel-powered refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) for electric trucks could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 290,000 tonnes of CO2 each year, according to a new report from Eunomia Research and Consulting.