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Making a mess of recycling? Households could soon be charged a return fee

Households who fail to recycle properly could soon be hit with a fee by their local council in a bid to reduce landfill waste
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The hospitality industry’s relationship with waste

According to Wrap, two million tonnes of waste is generated by the UK’s hospitality industry annually, so what are they doing to combat this issue? 
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Europe’s environment: The power of data and knowledge

Executive Director of the European Environment Agency (EEA), Hans Bruyninckx sheds light on the power of data and knowledge where Europe’s environment is concerned.
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£20 million boost for business innovators powering the UK’s hydrogen economy

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
reusables

The rise of reusables — what small changes can you make?

Omega Plastics explain the rise of reusable products in the UK changes and what small changes we can make in this vein

Recycling: Lithuania deposit system exceeds all expectations

Lithuania exceeds container return rate expectations as TOMRA supports new state-of-the-art deposit system, as the firm’s Lorraine Dundon, VP Head of Group Brand & Corporate Communications reveals
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Cracking down on plastic pollution

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.
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BIR calls upon world leaders to implement new concept of a seventh resource

Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is calling upon world leaders to take bold steps to demonstrate to their countries, and the global population as a whole, how the items we discard and recycle have the power to combat climate change
Global Recycling Day

Countdown continues to world’s first ever Global Recycling Day

The initiative from the Bureau for International Recycling (BIR) will call on the world to think “resource” not “waste” when it comes to recycling
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Network Rail to provide free drinking water at stations

Network Rail has announced that it will trial drinking water facilities at London Charing Cross to help reduce plastic waste The free drinking water initiative, which seeks to encourage station users to refill their own multiple use water bottles, forms part of Network Rail’s wider ambitions to reduce the impact...
European cities

A sustainable future for cities is within our grasp

Abdeluheb Choho, deputy mayor of Amsterdam and chair of EUROCITIES Environment Forum shares his thoughts on the sustainable future for European cities As European cities, we are committed to making the transition to a circular economy. Building a more sustainable economy is an urgent environmental necessity and vital to our...
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Shifting towards a circular economy for a sustainable future

VP Head of Group Brand & Corporate Communications at TOMRA, Lorraine Dundon reveals her thoughts on how Technology will help achieve a sustainable future
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Zero Waste Scotland on the government’s drinks containers return scheme

Zero Waste Scotland reveals their thoughts on the Scottish Government’s plans for a drinks containers deposit-return scheme

The future of circular economies: achieving zero waste to landfill

Richard Walker, Marketing Manager at Reconomy shares the benefits of setting a 0% landfill target and explains why it is an achievable goal for businesses
Liz Allen Hosking Associates business waste

Circling around business waste

Liz Allen, environment consultant at Hosking Associates, explains why a circular approach to business waste could benefit the environment and your bottom line We have become used to the idea of recycling. We do it at home, and more businesses are recognising the financial benefits of waste segregation and recycling...
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Recycling rates in England drop to new low

Recycling rates in England drop to a new low which could lead to the UK missing EU targets, according to new government figures The figures show that recycling rates in England are the lowest they have been for the first time since 2012. The news has prompted calls for a tax...

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