New UK facility will convert 30k tonnes of unrecycled plastic to recycled oils

The work for the project is expected to be finalised by the end of 2023

Scientists discover enzyme that ‘recycles plastic in 10 hours’

The development of this novel enzyme has the potential to pave the way of a real transition to a circular economy, according to a new research

Future food systems ‘must capitalise on circular thinking’

That’s according to a new report published by Veris Strategies, which says this is necessary to improve in terms of ethics, fairness and sustainability

There are 69m pieces of wanted furniture in the UK – but don’t throw yours away!

The NLWA is urging people to upcycle unwanted items rather than dump them or buy new ones, in order to help avoid massive volumes of waste clogging up landfill sites

MPs launch inquiry into e-waste and circular economy

The UK produces more e-waste than the EU average

Wales offers £6.5m to boost use of recycled materials

Businesses can apply for grants of between £25k and £750k for circular economy projects

Solutions sought for ‘next biggest energy priorities’

EIT InnoEnergy is seeking to fund projects that address the circular economy and mobility

EU aims to be ‘climate neutral’ by 2050

The Commission’s strategy aims to create a sense of direction on how the EU can deliver on the Paris climate agreement and reduce emissions

Glasgow unveils plans to become Scotland’s first circular city

It has also set a target for 15% of homes to be powered by renewable energy by 2030

Circular economy ‘could halve Europe’s industrial emissions by 2050’

New report suggests this could help make it possible to keep global warming below 2°C