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Cool plan to tackle food waste: Community fridge network launched by charity with help from Sainsbury’s and Bosch

On 20 July sustainability charity Hubbub announced it was partnering with Sainsbury’s and Bosch to launch a seemingly ground-breaking initiative to combat …

Circular economy summit prepares to convene in Edinburgh

More than 400 delegates intent on shaping a more prosperous, sustainable future will be meeting in Scotland this September for the country’s premier circular …

Topics announced for autumn battery recycling event in Lisbon

The congress on battery recycling – ICBR 2017 – will be held from 20-22 September in the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa in Lisbon, Portugal. …

9% increase in the carbon footprint of clothing in 2017, despite Millennials’ environmentally-friendly attitude to fashion

The average woman does not use 60% of her wardrobe, and with fashion trends continuously changing, this figure is set to rise, says online marketplace …

Scotland investigates deposit return scheme options

On 30 June the Scottish Government announced it has commissioned detailed work on how a potential ‘deposit return scheme’ (DRS) for used drinks containers …

Railway station coffee recycling scheme picks up sustainability awards

A coffee recycling partnership between Network Rail and bio-fuels start-up Bio-bean has received national recognition at some of the UK’s green business …

Mattress “mountains” outcry: Different angles on the problem

The spectre of “mattress mountains” was invoked by Nick Oettinger of the The Furniture Recycling Group, in comments made to The Times and many other …

Re-imagining plastics for the circular economy: Design students respond to a challenging brief

London-based innovation agency Studio INTO has brought together the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and students of Central Saint Martins (CSM) in “a landmark …

First private sector businesses certified with reuse quality standard

The addition of two for-profit re-use companies to its list of certified organisations is said to be boosting Zero Waste Scotland’s Revolve brand. Revolve, a …

Trials indicate new routes for post-consumer recycled polystyrene in the circular economy

Belgian oil, gas and solar energy firm Total has just completed an industrial scale test run, following a series of pilot plant trials, demonstrating the …




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