Budget 2018

2018 budget news

In his 'end of austerity budget', Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced: A £10m fund to deal with abandoned waste sites. A...
export

MPs call for UK to ban recyclable plastic exports by 2030

A new report from Policy Connect has called for a UK target of net zero exports of recyclable plastic packaging by 2030 at...

Scotland to join EU 2030 commitment to ban all single-use plastics

The Scottish Government has announced that it is matching the EU’s commitment to ban single-use plastics by 2030. According to The Sunday Herald, this decision has been welcomed by...

University of Hull to lead €3.8m circular economy research project

The University of Hull (UoH) is leading a €3.8m (£3.35m) research project that will examine how to create a more sustainable environment, as well as explore aspects of a circular economy.  The European-funded Horizon...
WRAP

WRAP make 25 people redundant due to financial cuts

WRAP chief executive Marcus Gover has announced that the organisation will be making around 25 people redundant due to a decrease in Government funding, and a need to cut fixed costs.  According...

UK to stick to EU recycling targets

The UK is to stick to the EU recycling targets, despite previous opposition, and is set to back the goal of recycling two-thirds of...
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...
Veolia

Major companies to sign Waste to Wealth Commitment to help prevent climate change 

Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network will urge major companies to reduce waste or turn waste into wealth to prevent climate change...

25-year Environment Plan launched that aims to boost plastics recycling

The 25-year Environment plan was launched today in a speech by the Prime Minister Theresa May, outlining how the Government will improve the environment over a generation.    One of the...
Nicola Sturgeon

Key Scottish regions could receive a £1 billion boom for circular economy businesses

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon is to announce today that key regions of Scotland could be at the heart of an estimated £1 billion...
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