Official waste statistics published for Scotland

Scottish recycling rate for 2017 is 58.9% (a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from 2016*) Scottish organic waste recycled by composting or anaerobic...

CBI report highlights importance of getting EU rules right for technology and creative sectors

CBI seeks to inform Brexit negotiations by outlining where British businesses want to stay close to EU rules and where they want divergence "The task...

Finally, a green light for tidal power?

A watershed moment for tidal power technology may have finally arrived with the publication in early January of an independent review by former energy...

Chinese delegates visit UK WEEE recycling facility to share best practice

Delegates of the Hubei Provincial Environmental Protection Department in China met with British waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling experts at The Electrical...

Ongoing uncertainty around UK environmental protection, concludes first assessment of Brexit impact

On the anniversary of the EU referendum, Greener UK, a coalition of 13 environmental organisations, has published the first assessment under its 'Brexit...

UK sizes up leading role in CCUS

Plans to deploy Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS) in the UK appeared to make important strides in December

New investigation exposes destruction of forests to feed UK biomass plants

A new, hard-hitting investigation exposes how the UK’s demand for so-called ‘biomass’ energy is destroying valuable forests and ecosystems in the U.S. Southeast, a...

New catalyst offers sustainable means to convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have invented a new catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO). This...

Green Homes Grant cut will be “a wrecking ball” to jobs, says TUC

New analysis estimates that of the 100,000 new jobs the government promised through the scheme, just 14,500 have been created to date The...

Recycling industry group calls for UK recycling to be simplified

The Recycling Association launched its 2018 Quality First Report at the waste and resource industry event RWM (12-13 September, Birmingham NEC). In the report,...

Call for new standards as analysis reveals PFAS levels in UK water courses

More than a third of water courses tested in England and Wales contain medium or high-risk levels of PFAS, according to new analysis. The...

Cleaner water linked with smaller cockles that die younger

Better water quality in Wales’ most famous cockle area is linked with smaller cockles that have a higher mortality rate, a new survey of...

Prototype system sniffs out soil health with results in five minutes

An electronic nose to sniff out soil health that will deliver results to a farmer’s phone in five minutes is being developed by PES...

Preparing for COP26

A discussion on the big priorities for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) and the main challenges

British Water ‘unconference’ seeks to harness innovation

British Water is holding the UK water sector’s first 'unconference', also known as an open space conference, in London on 5 October 2017. "Completely...

Treatment market could hit $4.6 billion by 2020

THE water and wastewater treatment market in the global food and beverage industry will continue to be fast growing and future-oriented and remain positive...
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Climate change aggravates PM2.5

The changing state of particulate pollution (PM2.5) around the world is revealed by IQ Air's latest World Air Quality Report, and its most polluted cities ranking
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Getting in a Pickle over waste and recycling

A combative Q&A session followed Eric Pickles presentation to the RWM show at the Birmingham NEC on 17 September. The Secretary of State for...

Veolia and the RSPB celebrate “landfill facelift” and biodiversity work in Essex

Work with the RSPB continues to promote local biodiversity across Pitsea Landfill site in Essex, says Veolia. Equivalent in size to approximately 450 international football...

Perseverance touches down on the red planet

NASA’s Perseverance rover, launched in July 2020, landed on Mars on 18 February. The Perseverance's mission involves exploration of the red planet's Jezero crater....