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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
zero to waste landfill

How companies can achieve their ‘Zero Waste to landfill’ goals

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
waste management plants

How waste management plants benefit our economy

Indaver specialise in turning waste into energy using state-of-the-art plants. Here they outline the many benefits this process has to our economy, both locally and nationally
sustainable transport

Will waste fuel our aeroplanes? How sustainable transport could change the future

Waste Management professionals, Reconomy have teamed up with Mediaworks to find out if waste will be used as the new fuel for our aeroplanes.
recycling

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
waste

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? 
plastic use

Five tips for plastic use and sustainability in the laboratory

Inez Cornell, Marketing Manager at Radleys tells us her top tips for plastic use and sustainability in the laboratory
food waste

How are UK supermarkets tackling their food waste?

Reconomy detail how supermarkets in the UK are tackling food waste
refuse collection vehicles

Milestone: The first all-electric refuse collection vehicles

New Geesinknorba RCVs totally powered by batteries to save money, save the planet and save lives
Deposit-return

Deposit-return and Scotland’s circular economy

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland shares his thoughts on Scotland’s planned deposit-return scheme for beverage containers and on the circular economy
Geesinknorba Ltd

Innovative refuse collection vehicles from Geesinknorba

Manufacturers of refuse collection vehicles and compactors, Geesinknorba have 140 years of company history in the waste management industry.
paperless working

Education sector is furthest away from achieving paperless working

Organisations in the education sector rely the most on paper and have the largest amount of work to do to reduce their usage, new research has found A survey of 1,000 workers, conducted by WorkMobile, found that employees working in the education sector rely the most on paper (80%), followed...
eco-friendly plastics

Less plastic waste in the future

Can plastics be removed from the environment and be biologically degraded? Chemical engineers at TU Wien (Vienna) are working on it The use of plastics offers several advantages: they are cheap, versatile and easy to shape. However, they are responsible for today’s severe ecological problems. Plastics are difficult to degrade,...
food waste

Co-op becomes first supermarket to tackle food waste issue in UK

East England Co-op becomes first major supermarket to sell food past its best before date in a bid to battle the food waste crisis Co-op has become the first major retailer to sell food past its 'best before' date to tackle food waste in the UK. According to the food safety standards,...

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