plastic bottle

Scottish DRS will cut 160,000 tonnes from Scotland’s carbon footprint

According to Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS), a Scottish deposit return scheme will cut 160,000 tonnes from Scotland’s carbon footprint annually, helping to...

Zero Waste Scotland launch new circular economy website

A new website by Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) has launched that will outline ways the country’s businesses can maximise opportunities in the circular economy and respond to...
clothes

Fashion retailers to trial new circular economy business models

The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and QSA partners have announced that they are working with numerous fashion retailers to develop...
plastic

New £65 million plastic recycling plant to be built in the UK

Viridor parent company, Pennon Group, has announced a new project that will use electricity created from non-recyclable waste to power a new £65...

Exports of recycled materials have a place in global economy, says TRA

The Recycling Association has said that exports of recycled materials have their place in part of a global economy, but these need to...
recycling

Waste firms partner to prevent local recycling monopolies

A group of six independent waste management firms have joined forces in a bid to try and prevent the proposal of local...

Viridor to recycle 5,000 tonnes of plastic to prevent the material leaving the UK

Viridor has agreed a two-year contract with a UK plastics firm to reprocess around 5,000 tonnes of recycling sacks, shopping bags and...

Litter from takeaway packaging is the consumer’s responsibility finds survey

A YouGov survey commissioned by waste management firm FCC found that 68% of participants said the individual consumer has the main responsibility for...

Plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds to be banned in England

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following “overwhelming...
recycling

ESA members ready to invest £10 billion in UK recycling infrastructure

Members of the Environmental Services Association have written a letter to the Secretary of State for Environment Michael Gove, stating that they...
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