Circular economy programme launched in Turkey and Western Balkans

It will support investments in the private sector, particularly SMEs, to implement innovative and resource efficient technologies and adopt circular business models

Government to consult on recycling EV batteries

The initiative aims to set the supporting framework for the development of recycling facilities for lithium-ion batteries across the UK

bp and Brightmark to explore sustainable solutions for end-of-life plastics

They estimate the development of each plastic waste renewal plants could divert up to 400,000 tonnes a year of waste plastic from disposal to create sustainable products

Circular economy projects in Ireland win €490m funding

Projects in areas such as sustainable fashion, marine plastics, reusable food packaging and construction are being supported

Reliance Industries to double PET bottles recycling capacity in India

The new facility in Andhra Pradesh will boost its recycling capacity to five billion post-consumer PET bottles

Global used clothing industry team up to ‘dispel myths’ about textile recycling

They are seeking to ‘set the record straight’ and strongly encourage the world to consume used clothing and textiles

Treasury urged to transform the UK’s circular economy

A new report suggests a potential reconstruction in the way the UK repairs, reuses and recycles could create nearly 450,000 jobs by 2035

Non-recyclable items cost taxpayer up to £2m per year

A new study has found that more than half of people recycle items even if they are not sure they can – leading to 18,000 tonnes of waste in North London last year alone

Plastic waste gets a vanilla flavour!

Scientists have developed a method to upcycle PET plastic into vanillin, a flavour compound used in the food and cosmetic industries

Major £30m national circular economy research programme launches

It aims to deliver environmental and economic benefits by helping industry and society to use fewer resources and reuse and recover products and materials instead of disposing of them after use