Mapping tool aims to signpost raw materials for Scotland’s bioeconomy

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) has launched a refreshed Scottish Bioresource Mapping Tool to help more businesses make the case for investing in...

Morrisons is first UK supermarket to roll-out coffee pod recycling scheme

In an effort to make coffee pod recycling easier and accessible for the UK, Morrisons has announced a nationwide roll-out of dedicated coffee pod...

Waste operators that caused fires receive sentences

Waste operators who repeatedly ignored Environment Agency advice that their sites posed a persistent fire risk - before fires broke out that burned for...
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Comment: Everyone should commit more to the cost of ‘turquoise hydrogen’

Governments and industry should do more to develop hydrogen as an affordable, sustainable and commercially viable fuel – especially so-called “turquoise hydrogen” derived from...

Scottish green chemicals firm launches crowdfunding campaign

Scottish technology-led producer of green chemicals (including biofuels), Celtic Renewables, has launched its latest crowdfunding campaign with Crowdcube aiming to raise a minimum of...

Soy biodiesel byproduct can be used to make 3D printing filaments

Researchers have discovered a way to transform a significant waste output from soy biodiesel plants into a valuable resource. The team behind it has...

How plasma technology can reduce the environmental impact of disposable vapes

Disposable e-cigarettes or vapes are big business, they are also a big problem for the environment. David Deegan of Tetronics suggests a solution that’s...

If you build it…

Will they come? A new study explores the effects of kerbside compost collection programs in New South Wales, Australia. Most organic household waste ends up...

Digestate processing

In March, a German agricultural firm commissioned one of Weltec Biopower's Kumac digestate processing systems. The equipment separates solid matter from water, providing a...

Data scarcity challenges identification of endocrine disruptors

Lack of data from the chemical industry in the EU often prevents the assessment of whether substances used in consumer products, for example, are...

The sins of the land are visited upon the sea

An aerial view of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also known as Plastic Island, which comprises mainly plastic, light metals and organic residues of...

EU rules compel manufacturers to make repair easier

The European Parliament voted on 23 April to adopt new rules on the so-called “right to repair” for consumers, which aim to make it...

DRS to be delayed until 2027

The UK government has announced a delay to the scheduled October 2025 start date of a UK-wide Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), which will now...

AI-powered recycling startup raises £1.65m to solve material sorting gap

London-based recycling tech business, Sorted, has raised £1.65 million in a seed funding round. The group's technology enables human pickers to better sort and recover...

Portable, high-volume sampling for asbestos

This article contains paid for content produced in collaboration with Airbox. High-volume air sampling is a method used to assess airborne asbestos concentrations in buildings....

Circular pallets scheme gears up for May rollout

Recyclable pallets initiative The Pallet LOOP says it is manufacturing tens of thousands of its distinctive bright green, circular economy pallets in readiness for...

Using metal waste as a catalyst for making green hydrogen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LFo3JeXsUo A group from the University of Nottingham say they have found a way to transform metal waste into a highly efficient catalyst to make...

PAS 402 certification is Scottish standout for Perthshire waste management firm

Perthshire waste management specialist Binn Group has successfully secured PAS 402 certification, and as the firm's announcement adds, this makes it the only Scottish...

New service aims to help textile producers meet EPR regulations

Circular economy specialist Reconomy has launched a tech-enabled, international service to help businesses comply with textile Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations. The service – called...

€5.6 million EU-funded project aims to mainstream remanufacturing

A Horizon Europe-funded project is attempting to build a digital platform that will facilitate remanufacturing and circularity. The project, CREDIT, has received funding to the...