Saturday, November 26, 2022

Bedding solution boosts poultry farming sustainability

New product aims to meet one quarter of the UK demand by using waste streams from the paper industry Resource management company Veolia says it...

Aerosol recycling initiative launched by trade group

Alupro, the aluminium packaging recycling organisation, has launched the UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative, which it says "will help increase the awareness and uptake...

IMechE recommends rethink of UK waste policy

A radical rethink of recycling and waste policy is required to put the UK on a more sustainable path, according to a new report...

Startups called to join Circular Valley accelerator programme

Startups with ideas for a circular economy are being encouraged to join the Circular Economy Accelerator programme, which will meet this winter in Circular...

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...

Remind packaging designers to remember the basics, says recycling group

Plastics recycling charity RECOUP has called on packaging designers and specifiers not to forget the basics when it comes to plastic packaging recyclability. Although...

Start-up providing sustainable Omega-3 secures £2.3m funding

Edinburgh-based biotechnology start-up MiAlgae has secured further investment of £2.3m to help drive the next stage of its growth journey. Established in 2016, the firm...

Research highlights widespread ignorance of plans to transform recycling system

New research seems to show that 16 per cent of Brits don’t recycle, with a lack of knowledge about what can and can’t be...

Extended Producer Responsibility cannot be delayed, says ADEPT

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has reacted unequivocally to suggestions that Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) should be abandoned...

Turning fish waste into carbon-based nanomaterials

Group says they have developed a simple, fast, and energy-efficient synthesis method for producing exceptional carbon nano-onions from fish scales Carbon-based nanomaterials are finding...

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...

Consortium project will capture and recycle more plastic packaging

A three-year £10 million large-scale demonstrator project focused on the capture, recovery and recycling of plastic packaging currently lost to landfill and incineration is...

Project recycles CDs into flexible biosensors

A recent research project carried out at Binghamton University, State University of New York seems to show how CDs can be turned into flexible...

Plastic recycling does work says recycling industry group

The Recycling Association's chief executive Simon Ellin has warned that the people behind the Big Plastic Count (an event co-organised by Greenpeace) were "irresponsible"...

Industry group produces circularity criteria for EPR schemes in flexible packaging

Extended User Responsibility (EPR) schemes play a substantial role in the collection, sorting and recycling of post-consumer products. The Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging...

Report unpacks challenges and opportunities for reusable food and drink packaging systems

Environmental charity Hubbub is today (Tuesday 28 June) launching ‘Reuse Systems Unpacked’, a report uncovering the challenges and opportunities for reusable food and drink...

£2m sustainable textiles fund launched in Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Government have launched a new £2m fund to help reduce the environmental burden of textiles. Announced on 24 June,...

Winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022 announced

Winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022 were announced on 23 June at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe in Amsterdam. Launched in 2017,...

Waste and recycling: taking a proactive approach to fire safety

As we enter the warmer months, waste and recycling sites are increasingly vulnerable to fire. Such risks are amplified by the presence of batteries...

Construction contractor goes circular with temporary structures and roads

The race is clearly on for net zero, although different timelines are in operation across different parts of the built environment. Water utilities are...