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Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District launch MetalMatters campaign

The Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service between Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council has launched its first MetalMatters …

Firms team up to offer high mobility separation equipment

Separation technologies firm Eriez Europe has teamed up with Northern Ireland-based equipment manufacturer Ecohog to address a perceived demand for more …

London’s burning: Report calls for slowdown on capital’s incineration dependence

The London Assembly Environment Committee published a report, Waste: Energy from Waste on 15 February, which examines how the city could maximise the benefits …

Tests showcase plant pot possibilities for kerbside recycling

Recoup, a charity that aims to support plastics recycling, has recently worked with plant pot maker Aeroplas to showcase the possibilities for including this …

Thermal imaging takes the heat off scrap metal theft risks

With the value of scrap metal only heading in one direction recently, dealers are having to turn to ever more advanced security solutions to combat theft and …

Time to prepare for the REACH deadline, says chemicals firm

The deadline for the final phase of implementation of the EU’s REACH regulation is 1 June 2018, making it a time when many firms will be – or …

Are biodegradable plastics better for the environment?

Plastics are indispensable in many areas of our modern lives, yet questions over the material’s sustainability are rarely out of the headlines these days. …

How the motor repair industry works with the circular economy

Dr Hugh Falkner of the AEMT (Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades) looks at the circular economy and the motor repair industry …

Zero Waste Scotland calls for local music groups to join national instrument amnesty

Musical Scots are being called upon to keep instruments in good use by signing up for a ‘Musical Instrument Amnesty’. Zero Waste Scotland is encouraging …

Anaerobic digestion trade group labels Environment Agency charges hike ‘unjustified’

Consultation proposes large charge increases in England with short implementation period …

Plant in Ghent will be first in Europe to recover non-ferrous metals from bottom ash, says firm

Water and waste expert Suez has announced a new process to recover non-ferrous metals from bottom ash produced by waste-to-energy …

Global Circularity Report reveals the world is only 9% circular

New Global Circularity Metric shows how much our current linear economy is failing people and the planet, say authors With over 90% of the raw materials used …

Special bins for single-use drinks containers to be trialled in Cornwall

Closed Loop scheme aims to establish the viability of a new ‘Beverage Bin' for single-use …

Europe gets serious about plastic waste

The European Commission has announced the adoption of a new strategy with respect to the way plastic products are designed, produced, used and recycled in the …

How are men and women differently affected by chemicals from waste? Nigerian TV documentary presents study findings

On 15 January the Nigerian TV channel NTA broadcast a 30-minute documentary entitled “What has gender got to do with chemicals?” In Africa’s most …

Fuel-from-waste progress

Envirotec looks at recent developments with biorefining and converting biomass into useful chemicals or renewable fuels …

SEPA raises concerns about waste handling at Trident submarine base

SEPA has criticised the MOD's handling of nuclear waste at a site near the Trident base in Faslane …

Design for recycling service launches

Circular economy specialist Axion has launched a new ‘Design for Recycling’ …

MPs recommend coffee cup charge to fund recycling infrastructure

The EAC has called on the government to introduce a 25p charge and for all coffee cups to be recycled by 2023 …

Scottish householders urged to resolve to recycle more for 2018

The Composition of Household Waste at the Kerbside shows that 60% of what goes in the non-recyclable ‘landfill’ bin could have been recycled …

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