Friday, September 30, 2022

Paint containers and washing machine tubs recognised by RECOUP plastic recycling awards

Plastics resource efficiency and recycling charity, RECOUP launched its inaugural awards at its annual conference on 29 September, the first in its 32-year history. The...

SEPA figures show recovering recycling rate in Scotland

Statistics published on 27 September by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) reveal some of the impact of COVID-19 polcies on recycling. The figures...

Toxins in old toys an obstacle for circular economy

Old toys and dress-up items may contain toxic chemicals that can cause cancer, damage DNA or disrupt the future reproductive capacities of children, according...

Swiss firm unveils shoe made using carbon emissions

Seemingly a leap forward in sportswear firm On’s efforts to move away from petroleum-based resources, a new shoe range – marketed as Cloudprime™ -...

Slow Threads sustainable fashion fair launches in Glasgow

Environmental charity Hubbub, Glasgow-based Advanced Clothing Solutions (ACS) and environmental consultant Ecosurety have joined forces to launch Slow Threads: The Sustainable Fashion Fair during...

How will the economic downturn affect PRN prices?

Joseph Doherty, Managing Director of waste management services firm Re-Gen Waste, believes that the PRN prices will be affected by the cost of living...

Bedding solution boosts poultry farming sustainability

New product aims to meet one quarter of the UK demand by using waste streams from the paper industry Resource management company Veolia says it...

Aerosol recycling initiative launched by trade group

Alupro, the aluminium packaging recycling organisation, has launched the UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative, which it says "will help increase the awareness and uptake...

IMechE recommends rethink of UK waste policy

A radical rethink of recycling and waste policy is required to put the UK on a more sustainable path, according to a new report...
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Black bag blues: Does Scotland have enough incineration capacity?

Ongoing uncertainty about Scotland's ability to deal with its own residual waste - once a ban on landfilling biodegradeable material takes effect on 1 January 2026 - has prompted soul-searching north of the border, and an extensive contemplation of the appropriate role that incineration should play in the waste hierarchy. Envirotec reports.

Startups called to join Circular Valley accelerator programme

Startups with ideas for a circular economy are being encouraged to join the Circular Economy Accelerator programme, which will meet this winter in Circular...

No excuse for single-use cups at festivals: New guide aims to help

There is no excuse for single-use cups to still be used at events according to the environmental not-for-profit City to Sea which has launched...

Remind packaging designers to remember the basics, says recycling group

Plastics recycling charity RECOUP has called on packaging designers and specifiers not to forget the basics when it comes to plastic packaging recyclability. Although...

Start-up providing sustainable Omega-3 secures £2.3m funding

Edinburgh-based biotechnology start-up MiAlgae has secured further investment of £2.3m to help drive the next stage of its growth journey. Established in 2016, the firm...

Kwasi Kwarteng says biomass wood imports are “not sustainable”

Cooling towers at Drax, North Yorkshire (image credit: Shutterstock.com / Phil Silverman). Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng told a private meeting of MPs this week that...

Research highlights widespread ignorance of plans to transform recycling system

New research seems to show that 16 per cent of Brits don’t recycle, with a lack of knowledge about what can and can’t be...

Extended Producer Responsibility cannot be delayed, says ADEPT

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has reacted unequivocally to suggestions that Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) should be abandoned...

Optical fibres might be useful for nuclear waste exploration

Infrared optical fibres able to retain their properties and performance in the presence of high levels of ionizing radiation might be usefully deployed in...

Cloud-based management system will transform hazardous waste handling, says Veolia

Resource management firm Veolia has introduced what it says is the first end-to-end cloud based system that can ensure compliance and traceability for hazardous...

Turning fish waste into carbon-based nanomaterials

Group says they have developed a simple, fast, and energy-efficient synthesis method for producing exceptional carbon nano-onions from fish scales Carbon-based nanomaterials are finding...