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Docklands hotel installs London’s first ‘Seabin’

A V5- Hybrid Seabin has been installed in London’s developed docklands. This installation, the second in the UK following one in Portsmouth Harbour in late …

Largest recycling plant in the UK opens in Livingston

Brewster Bros, a family-run business in Livingston, Scotland, is opening what it claims to be the largest recycling plant in the UK. The plant, featuring a CDE …

Consultation response signals public appetite for tax changes to curb plastic waste

A Government consultation on introducing taxes to reduce the amount of unrecyclable plastic waste has received an unprecedented response, suggesting there is a …

Local Government Association calls for industry-wide approach to tackle unrecyclability of plastic packaging

Food manufacturers must simplify the plastics they use and make them more amenable to recycling, the Local Government Association said on 4 August – …

New guidance document on avoiding plastic contamination in compost

The REA and ADBA have released a position paper offering advice on how to keep plastic out of digestates and composts . …

Ground-breaking textile recycling technology ready to leave the lab, says firm

An East London-based start-up firm, Worn Again Technologies, has announced that it has hit a £5 million investment target to support the commercialisation of …

Scottish firm gives golf clubs a new lease of life

The firm aims to get the unused golf clubs, which would otherwise gather dust in garages across the country, into the hands of keen players - or even …

Using on-site bioenergy to meet water and CO2 shortages

Richard Gueterbock, MD of Clearfleau Group, offers advice and opinion on bio-waste . …

Applying biology to hard-to-solve waste challenges

From locking in unpleasant odours to reducing bulky waste and cleaning up hydrocarbon contamination, biotechnology company Advetec says bacteria-driven …

Clutching at straws?

In banning plastic drinking straws, coffee cups and other single-use plastic, the UK Government and NGOs seem to be ignoring the really big issue - the …

Showcasing materials transformation in Derbyshire

For those concerned with transforming feed materials into valuable products, the capabilities of a new range of transformers from processing technology firm …

Bore Hill Farm becomes first English AD plant certified under new performance scheme

Bore Hill Farm Biodigester has become the first English anaerobic digestion (AD) plant to be certified under a new certification scheme that recognises good …

Government has lost its grip on packaging recycling obligations system, suggests report

An unhelpfully relaxed system has meant that a lot of the packaging waste supposedly destined for recycling – and reported in the UK’s recycling figures - …

July roundtable brings together WEEE leading figures to discuss UK target setting

In early July, stakeholders from the UK’s EEE production and WEEE reuse and recycling sector convened for a roundtable debate to discuss the evidential basis …

Quarry firm in Cornwall fined for supplying asbestos-contaminated waste

A Cornish waste disposal company has been ordered to pay £26,500 in fines and costs for illegally handling and disposing of hazardous waste, according to a 28 …

Scots public advised to have their say on deposit return schemes

Members of the public are being called upon to have their say on how deposit return could work best for Scotland …

US NGOs challenge EU decision on wood burning

A large group of US-based environmental and forest-protection groups has united to challenge the EU for its decision to continue to label the indiscriminate …

Mixing food waste and sewage: Key debate earmarked by organisers of Global Biogas Expo

Ofwat’s kickstart to the burgeoning £780M bioresources market promises to make an important conference session about combining sewage sludge and food waste …

John Lewis pilots pick up ‘buyback’ service for unwanted clothing

To help reduce the 300,000 tonnes of clothing which gets sent to landfill each year in the UK, John Lewis is piloting a service in which customers can have any …

Major retailers and others back Leeds campaign to boost ‘on-the-go’ recycling

#LeedsByExample campaign set to pilot new ways of improving recycling rates The environmental behaviour change charity Hubbub and recycling compliance scheme …

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