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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,...
Fly tipping

Fly tipping fines reach more than £430,000 since new powers

Councils have revealed they have issued hundreds of fines for fly tipping after receiving new powers to handout on the spot penalties
agricultural waste

Regulation of agricultural waste in Scotland

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) outlines the importance of effective waste management Conserving and protecting the world’s natural resources is vital, and effective waste management is an important step in reducing the amount of waste we produce. The Scottish Government has a vision for the management of waste, where it is...

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