AI firm raises $20m to continue its fight against food waste

Tech company Winnow has announced the raising of $12 million in a Series B funding round led by Ingka Group and Mustard Seed

Environmentally friendly leather wins European circular economy startup award

Gelatex Technologies from Estonia has won the Green Alley Award 2019

German clothing detergent opts for bottles made from chemically recycled plastic

Henkel announced on 17 October that it has produced bottles using chemically recycled plastic for the first time, working in collaboration with packaging manufacturer Alpla

Making biofuels from seawater rather than crude oil

Researchers from The University of Manchester are using synthetic biology to explore a more efficient way to produce the next generation of bio-based jet fuels – partly made from seawater

Liverpool company develops virtual reality tool to save Sellafield £20 million

The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) has developed a mixed reality training tool for Britain’s biggest nuclear waste site, Sellafield

£1.5 million funding for study to develop microbial organisms to digest plastic waste

A study to develop microbial organisms to digest plastic waste has been made possible following a £1.5million award from the ERA - Cobiotech programme of the European Union
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Carlsberg moves a step closer to creating the world’s first ‘paper’ beer bottle

Danish brewer reveals research prototypes for the 'Green Fibre Bottle' – containing beer for the first time

Campaign aims to reduce and reuse Europe’s 2.5 million tonnes of plastic appearing in...

A project is calling for consumers to demand electronic and electrical products be made with recycled plastic, and for manufacturers to redesign products to both improve recyclability and integrate recycled plastics in new products

Take a stand and address single-use items and throwaway culture rather than just plastics,...

Zero Waste Scotland is warning that the current focus on plastics is distracting from the real issue of ending the disposable throwaway culture

AD and the UK’s net-zero emissions commitment: ADBA conference to discuss

ADBA’s flagship event returns in December 2019, "marking 10 years of ADBA and 10 years before the UK government must reduce emissions by 57%"
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Environment directors urge Dutch government to rethink RDF import tax

A Local Government Association is calling on the Netherlands Government to think twice before levying a €32 per tonne tax on the import of Refuse Derived Fuel RDF

New partnership in waste pile management solutions

Equipment rental firm Ashtead Technology has been appointed as the exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland for two innovative products that help waste...
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New report says the building and construction sector can reach net zero carbon emissions...

Non-profit organisation’s report describes actions that would gear the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, through elimination of embodied carbon emissions As...

Viridor says it is cutting plastic waste exports

Viridor, the biggest UK-owned recycling company, has announced that all its recyclable plastic waste will be reprocessed in the UK from next year as...
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Utility-university partnership to fine tune AD

A partnership between University of York researchers and Yorkshire Water (YW) will work to optimise next-generation anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities .

Blockchain set to transform quality assurance in the recycling market, suggests study

Blockchain technology will revolutionise the trade of recyclable materials by providing each part of the supply chain with vital data and assurance about the...

Industry first liquid bio methane offering

Flogas Britain – a major supplier of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) – has added liquid biomethane (Bio-LNG) to its...

Resource recovery firm welcomes ‘all-in’ Deposit Return Scheme proposal

Proposals for an ‘all-in’ deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers have been welcomed by Axion as a positive move to encourage people...

Reuse platform helps NHS Trust smash competition to win major award

The Royal Free London has seemingly smashed targets, saving £242,681 in 19 months and triumphing in the Reuse category of the NHS Sustainability Awards,...

UK households still stockpiling old gadgets, says Royal Society of Chemistry survey

UK households are continuing to stockpile electronic devices and failing to recycle them, it seems, with early August seeing the publication of the results...
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