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New £60 million government funding is set to support the UK with developing sustainable and environmentally-friendly plastic packaging from food scraps.
Ranjit Baxi, Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) President and Founding President of the Global Recycling Foundation comments on the issues facing the global recycling industry and what plans the Global Recycling Foundation has for 2019, including the upcoming second annual Global Recycling Day on 18 March 2019
Research released today reveals a gap between UK households’ passion for living sustainably versus a lack of understanding about managing their rubbish
The UK and the rest of the world do not currently have the systems and infrastructure in place to ensure 100% of waste gets diverted away from landfill but businesses that have a competent recycling system in place with trusted partners can claim to be a zero waste to landfill company
A new report has quizzed over 700 companies on their recycling habits and found that 90% of UK businesses do not have a recycling policy in place.
The Government has set out its plan to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds
Dissolving seaweed sauce sachets and technology inspired by a suckerfish to remove plastics from rivers are among 11 innovative projects to win the backing of a £4 million government fund to clean up the environment
Businesses who use plastic and other non-biodegradable materials should be taxed to slash landfill use, says waste management agency
New research shows that microplastics are being overlooked in river ecosystems where they contaminate insects and pose risk to other wildlife
Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland sheds light on a new recycling project which aims to ensure that no plastic is left behind.
Young people across the country will join together to tackle plastic pollution through a new partnership between the UK Scouts and Government
Dr Ruth Barnich, Principal Taxonomist at environmental consultancy Thomson Ecology explores tackling the issue of microplastics, with a focus on how we can better assess their impact on the environment and the food chain.
Inez Cornell, Marketing Manager at Radleys tells us her top tips for plastic use and sustainability in the laboratory
New funding awarded to investigate the development of a low cost, low carbon hydrogen for industry, buildings and transport and to help create hundreds of clean industry jobs
Samantha Harding, Litter Programme Director at the Campaign to Protect Rural England reveals her views on moving towards a deposit return system in the UK for bottles and cans, to crack down on plastic pollution.