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

Hull University leads £3.8m EU waste project

A £3.8 million project investigating sustainability and waste minimisation across Europe has been launched by the University of Hull. The EU-funded Horizon 2020 project aims to achieve a more circular economy across the continent, which would use resources for as long as possible before reusing or recycling their component materials. It hopes to deliver 15 […]

Dell spots golden opportunity with jewellery line

  Technology giant Dell has released a jewellery line made out of gold from recycled computer motherboards. The firm is collaborating with actress, entrepreneur and activist Nikki Reed to create the Circular Collection by Bayou with Love. The limited edition range includes 14- and 18-carat gold rings, earrings and cufflinks and aims to highlight the […]

Scotland ‘could generate £800m from leftovers’

Scotland could generate an additional £800 million by using food and drink waste to create biofuels and other materials. That’s the prediction from Zero Waste Scotland, which says this makes up only part of the total 27 million tonnes of biomaterial that could add value to the Scottish circular economy. The new report from the […]