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Vodafone announces circular economy plan to extend life of mobile phones and increase reuse...

Vodafone announced "a major initiative" on 23 February to extend the life of new mobile phones and encourage customers to trade in or recycle...

Plastic pollution is growing relentlessly as waste management and recycling fall short, says OECD

The world is producing twice as much plastic waste as two decades ago, with the bulk of it ending up in landfill, incinerated or...

WRAP’s circular economy competition awards grants in different regions of the world

WRAP’s first International Grants competition, The International Circular Plastics Flagship Competition - developed and delivered in partnership with UKRI - has awarded funding of...

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

Turning WEEE into gold: The Royal Mint to build South Wales plant

The Royal Mint has announced plans to build a "world first" plant in South Wales to recover gold from UK electronic waste. The facility...

A new waste market is taking shape in Europe, following COVID-19, says recovery firm

Kjetil Vikingstad, CEO of resource recovery specialist Geminor, writes Despite the recent flare-up of the COVID-pandemic in Europe, a number of countries are reporting a...

Landfill and recycling both down, and incineration on the up: Scotland waste summary 2020...

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) published statistics on 7 December detailing household waste collected across all local authorities during 2020, as well as...

A brief history of the International Recycling and Recovery Congress, and what’s happening at...

A long-standing international event that offers perspective on recycling on recovery has shifted its focus in recent years, toward waste to energy, and techniques...

Landfilling, rather than incineration, might be best for low grade waste plastics, says recycling...

With levels of waste plastics rising in the UK as a result of China's National Sword scrap import policies, the debate is picking up...

Paint containers and washing machine tubs recognised by RECOUP plastic recycling awards

Plastics resource efficiency and recycling charity, RECOUP launched its inaugural awards at its annual conference on 29 September, the first in its 32-year history. The...

Recovery of ultra-fine metal particles from household and industrial waste: Firm opens largest facility...

Suez has opened what it says is the largest facility in the EU for the extraction and recovery of ultra-fine non-ferrous metal particles from...

Drinks producers urged to get ready for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme as SEPA publishes...

New, step-by-step guidance has been published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to ensure drinks producers are ready when registration for Scotland’s Deposit...

SEPA figures show recovering recycling rate in Scotland

Statistics published on 27 September by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) reveal some of the impact of COVID-19 polcies on recycling. The figures...

No excuse for single-use cups at festivals: New guide aims to help

There is no excuse for single-use cups to still be used at events according to the environmental not-for-profit City to Sea which has launched...

The circular city in 2040 cuts today’s energy needs by 75 percent, says consultancy

Engineering and architectural consultancy Sweco has produced calculations seemingly showing that, with circular urban planning, future cities can save as much as 75 percent...

Swiss firm unveils shoe made using carbon emissions

Seemingly a leap forward in sportswear firm On’s efforts to move away from petroleum-based resources, a new shoe range – marketed as Cloudprime™ -...

WRAP research makes case for clothing retailers to adopt circular business models

While textiles and fashion are responsible for between 4% - 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, WRAP finds the average UK adult has...

Risk of recycling crisis as UK Government ‘deaf’ to industry concerns about Red Diesel...

The body representing Scottish SME resource and waste management operators says recycling services across the country are under threat following the UK Government’s refusal...

Continuous flow chemistry process picks up French award

A French-government award that recognises sustainable chemistry initiatives has been picked up by Minakem, a CDMO for active ingredients in the pharmaceutical industry....

Tracking chemicals of concern in products: SCIP database ready for use

Industry can now submit information on substances of very high concern to ECHA’s SCIP database. The aim is to make recycling of products safer...