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A sustainable alternative to Portland cement for corrosive applications?

Sustainably produced concrete mixtures from mineral residues and waste materials could partially replace Portland cement-based concrete in the future, especially in application environments prone...

Recycling charity expands laboratory analysis and other capabilities

Plastics resource efficiency and recycling charity RECOUP is expanding its service provision by introducing a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA ) service and its...

Falkirk Distillery deal will see whiskey by-products used for animal feed

A family-owned whisky distillery in the central belt of Scotland, Falkirk Distillery, has joined forces with biotechnology company MiAlgae in a bid to advance...

Four local authorities receive funds to boost recycling on-the-go near waterways

Four local authorities receive funds to boost recycling on-the-go near waterways Areas surrounding waterways in Bury, Derby, Adur & Worthing and Bristol will soon...

Report reveals significance of built environment to Scotland’s circular economy, as new tool is...

Zero Waste Scotland's Site Waste Reduction Protocol is designed by industry specialists The excel-based calculator tool is specifically designed to tackle material waste...

Automation for the people: reducing injury in quarrying

Harrowing statistics from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work state that quarry workers are twice as likely to be killed in an accident...

Comment: 2024 EPR costs could have a severe impact on businesses’ viability

Joseph Doherty, Managing Director of Re-Gen Waste, and member of Defra’s Advisory Committee on Packaging, reflects on whether businesses should be accounting now for...

Planning permission granted for Sunderland plastics pyrolysis plant

Sunderland City Council has given the go-ahead for a new plant at the Port of Sunderland, creating over 100 permanent jobs and processing plastic...

Net zero innovators receive £24 million cash boost from UK government

Next generation energy innovators will receive a £24 million cash boost to develop “new technologies that will decarbonise UK industry, build home-grown energy supplies...

Group attempts to turn plastic waste into a useful soil additive

Researchers from University of California, Riverside, have detailed a method to convert plastic waste into a highly porous form of charcoal or char that...

Recycled gold from SIM cards could help make drugs more sustainable

A new study looks at the use of gold extracted from electronic waste as catalysts for reactions that could be applied to making medicines. Re-using...

Breakthrough technology for lithium manufacture

As global effort to fight climate change intensifies, the challenge for battery manufacturers and their supply chains is to find ways to meet the...

Starch yields wearable electronics material that can be recycled

Soft, wearable sensors have many useful applications, but the soft and stretchable electronic materials underlying them are nearly impossible to recycle. This electronic waste...

Roadmap for space sustainability launched at event in Bremen

A roadmap outlining a sustainability strategy for the space sector in Scotland - and offering a potential blueprint for technology developers in other regions...

Sensor-based sorting key to UK’s first picker-less C&I MRF

Essex-based waste management and recycling solutions provider, Green Recycling, has achieved its goal of becoming the UK’s first picker-less C&I MRF with the help...

750,000 tonnes of household plastic packaging goes uncaptured

Plastic resource efficiency and recycling charity RECOUP estimates that 750,000 tonnes of post-consumer plastic packaging is not currently collected for recycling, in its new...

Chemicals could undercut a global plastics treaty

Plastics are complex materials. A recent study has identified more than 10,000 chemical substances that may have been used in plastic production, resulting in...

New European packaging waste regulations must be ‘by material’ says glass industry group

The European container glass industry has cautiously welcomed the European Commission’s declared ambition to promote effective recyclability and reuse of packaging, as outlined in...

WRAP updates voluntary agreements, outlining circularity vision for food, plastic and textiles

We will not tackle the climate crisis without changing our consumption systems, says group, whose voluntary agreements aim to lead industry response Climate action NGO...

WRAP: huge lack of consistency in circular economy pledges in NDCs

Climate action NGO WRAP says details of circular economy pledges made in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are wildly inconsistent and range from undefined to...