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...

Waitrose to test refillable zones and frozen pick and mix areas to reduce unnecessary...

Waitrose & Partners is exploring refillable zones, a frozen ‘pick and mix’ and a borrow-a-box scheme as part of a unique test...

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...

SUEZ land Greater Manchester waste management contracts

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has signed new operating contracts with SUEZ for the management of Greater Manchester’s waste and resources services.  
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...

Glass can be made from waste ash new research finds

Researchers from Glass Technology Services (GTS) have found that using waste ash from biomass power plants can replace up to a fifth...
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...

Green dot and mobius symbols cause recycling confusion, finds study

A new study from RECOUP, Plastics Europe and Marks and Spencer has found that the green dot and mobius symbols add to...
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