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...

London needs to tackle household recycling rate below the national average says new report

A report published by the London Assembly Environmental Committee has said that London's household recycling rate is below the UK average, and is urging London Mayor Sadiq Khan to take action.  The report, entitled 'Wasting...

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...

London Assembly Environment Committee find that London burns over half of its waste

According to the London Assembly Environment Committee, London incinerates over half of its waste, with 2 million tonnes being sent to incinerators or Energy from Waste (EfW) facilities...

Environmental Services Association disappointed in London Assembly report

The Environmental Services Association (ESA), has expressed its disappointment at the London Assembly Environment Committee’s report on energy from waste.  In the report, the committee criticised Energy from Waste (EfW) without...

UK campaigning against EU 65% recycling target, according to leaked document

Evidence from Greenpeace Unearthed has found that the UK is opposing proposed EU recycling targets during negotiations with Brussels, despite pledging to develop “ambitious” recycling goals.   Leaked notes from...

New report published which provides a framework to bridge the circular gap

Circle Economy has released a new study called The Circularity Gap report, which states that the world is only 9.1% circular, and provides a framework to measure...

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...
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...

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...
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