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effects of microplastics, plastic pollution

Research on effects of microplastics needed, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) calls for a further assessment on the effects of microplastics, following new research related to microplastics in drinking-water.
rubbish endangering health, waste management

Open burning of rubbish endangers health in Lebanon

Lebanon’s ministerial committee tasked with solving Lebanon’s waste management emergency has yet to act despite a four-month period of rubbish endangering health.
reduce their carbon footprint

Why businesses should be encouraged to reduce their carbon footprint

Nic Redfern, Finance Director, KnowYourMoney.co.uk discusses how businesses can reduce their operational costs by effectively reduce their carbon footprint.
landfill

What are the alternatives to landfill?

Waste management experts from Indaver explain exactly what the process is when disposing of the bin bags left outside the front of our houses
single-use products

UK requires an immediate ban on single-use products

Single-use products should be banned immediately to prevent further damage the environment, business waste and recycling experts have said.
cut food waste

Government awards £4 million to cut food waste

The government has awarded more than £4 million to four redistribution organisations across England to help overcome barriers to cut food waste.
food operators

2019 – The year food operators gain control of their food waste

Food operators have begun to warm up to new technology to help combat food waste; Here, Nick Hucker CEO, Preoday, looks at some of the key technologies that are driving the change.
cleaner oceans, water sports

How are water-sports groups aiding cleaner oceans?

From joggers picking up bottles as they go, to global sporting bodies pledging to tackle plastic head on, athletes, enthusiasts and sporting amateurs are collaborating to fight for cleaner oceans.
disposable bbq's

Disposable BBQs ‘should be banned’ to prevent further devastating wildfires

As wildfires race through even more acres of British countryside this week, calls are being made to ban disposable BBQ's to prevent further damage.
food waste

Stop Food Waste Day: Brits throw away £494 million worth of food each week

Today is Stop Food Waste Day, and whilst cooking remains a favourite pastime in the UK, an average of £494 million worth of food is thrown away each week, reveals research from Gousto.
waste valorisation technology

The implementation of a green waste valorisation technology

The HORIZON 2020 ToSynFuel project, coordinated by Fraunhofer UMSICHT, will demonstrate new integrated waste valorisation technologies into industrially relevant environments, says Dr-Ing Robert Daschner from Institute Branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg.
radioactive waste disposal

Containing radioiodine in a solid phase for radioactive waste disposal

In this report Professor Peter H. Santschi, Texas A&M University at Galveston, highlights the challenges when containing iodine in a solid phase for radioactive waste disposal.
diversified waste treatment

The environment: Diversified waste treatment in Taiwan

The Environmental Protection Administration (Taiwan) charts their efforts when it comes to diversified waste treatment.
tech companies by UK, GovTech Catalyst

£400,000 awarded to tech companies by UK Government

The UK Government has awarded £400,000 to tech companies to track waste through the economy, after they won the GovTech Catalyst competition.
waste disposal

Is the UK on track to hit 2020 waste disposal targets?

Every year in Britain, households throw away around 22 million tons of waste into the bin but recycling rates have plummeted to around 44%, despite the target set at 50% by the year 2020.
recycling policy, organisation

Why your organisation needs a recycling policy

It is a necessity to have a recycling policy in the current business world. The following article will explain why your organisation needs a policy.
candles, landfill

Disposed Christmas candles will remain in landfill for 1000 years

A report has shown that, far from being a light-hearted stocking stuffer, candles are one of the worst offenders for Christmas-related landfill.
waste management policy

A new era of resource focused waste management policy

The Government’s resources and waste strategy provides a clear framework for long-awaited resource and waste management policy in the UK.
sustainable packaging

New funding to support UK with development of sustainable packaging

New £60 million government funding is set to support the UK with developing sustainable and environmentally-friendly plastic packaging from food scraps.
household rubbish

Disposal despair: 21 million Brits don’t know what happens to their household rubbish

Research released today reveals a gap between UK households’ passion for living sustainably versus a lack of understanding about managing their rubbish

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