Circularity analysis details alarming trend as global resource consumption passes 100 billion tonnes a...

Circular economy strategies essential as reuse of resources falls to 8.6% The global economy is consuming 100 billion tonnes of materials a year for the...
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Surveying the scrap metal landscape

With 2020 now upon us, Andrew Brady, UK CEO of EMR (formerly European Metal Recycling) reflects on what has changed in his sector since the start of the millenium, and offers perspective on its growing importance and the challenges that lie ahead.

Research partnership aims to put mattress waste to bed

A new partnership is aiming to forge a more sustainable approach to mattress design and disposal, tackling the estimated 600,000 mattresses disposed of in...

How RFID technology is playing a role in reducing waste and increasing recycling

Gillian Ewers, VP Marketing with technology firm PragmatIC, offers insight into an approach that uses low-cost integrated circuits to bring the benefits of near-field...

Supermarket and recycling trade group initiative aims to ‘foil’ landfilling of aluminium packaging

Co-op has launched a campaign that aims to avoid the sending-to-landfill of a great many tonnes of aluminium foil this Christmas. The supermarket chain said...

Investigation reveals almost 130,000 tonnes of carpet incinerated annually

Carpet waste is a huge issue in UK, as an area the size of Birmingham is thrown away every year. Carpet Recycling...

Diaper waste solution wins global green start-up award

A clean fuel start-up from Kenya has won the latest ClimateLaunchpad, a global green start-up competition. The start-up, Leafy Ke, which converts used diapers...

Extra 823 million plastic bottles will be produced under proposed DRS, warns aluminium packaging...

· Aluminium packaging recycling body urges caution to avoid unintended consequences of a DRS · Two thirds of shoppers will switch from buying infinitely recyclable...

US research organisation announces $24 million investment in technology solutions to advance the circular...

A manufacturing research organisation co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, ​​the REMADE Institute recently issued its third Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop...

Recovered paper market faces perfect storm, says Recycling Association chief

Global markets for recovered paper remain extremely challenging, according to The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin. But he will also argue in his upcoming...

Rare earth magnets recycling and remanufacturing project gets underway

Scrap magnets. A project seeking to advance the sustainable recovery, re-processing, and reuse of rare-earth magnets was launched in Germany in June 2019. The European...

Edinburgh initiative brings nighttime visuals to on-street recycling

The eye-catching #Infinitinny installation which has been unveiled in St Andrew's Square: Drinks containers appear in an iterative manner, once the installation has been...

Shredder firm launches rebuild division

Industrial shredder specialist UNTHA UK has further embraced the concept of a ‘closed loop’ business model, by creating a division dedicated to the complete...

Firms plan first multi-layered carton recycling facility in the Netherlands

Paper-based packaging firm Smurfit Kappa has joined with companies HVC and Bluemats to unveil an ambitious plan for the first full beverage carton recycling...

Northern Ireland waste firm invests £5m in facility to produce fossil fuel alternative for...

Re-Gen Waste has invested £5m in the development of its existing processing facility

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

£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

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
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