EU and UNEP set out common priorities for environmental co-operation in Latin America and Caribbean

They aim to tackle the triple planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution in the context of the region’s COVID-19 pandemic recovery

Berlin-based start-up betteries secures €2.1m to upcycle EV batteries

The company’s business model embraces circular economy principles by ensuring recycling at the end of the second life and significantly lowers costs for customers through the battery-as-a-service offering

UK to legislate to tackle short lifespan of electrical appliances

Tougher rules will oblige manufacturers to make spare parts available and help consumers save £75 a year on their energy bills

Wales unveils circular economy strategy ‘to become world number one’ recycler

The ‘Beyond Recycling’ strategy aims to support a green recovery in Wales as the nation deals with the triple challenge of the pandemic, climate change and Brexit

Government considers e-waste obligation for online retailers

By the end of 2021, online businesses may have to follow an equal obligation to collect old devices from customers

Circular economy: New coalition launched for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Regional Coalition on Circular Economy will support access to financing by governments and the private sector, with special emphasis on small and medium businesses

New national circular economy research hub to be based at University of Exeter

It forms part of a £30m programme to move the UK towards a circular economy, in which waste products and materials are reused, repaired or recycled to extend their lifecycle

EU proposes stricter regulations for sustainable development of batteries

Batteries used in industry, automotive and electric vehicles must have restricted use of hazardous substances, minimum content of recycled materials and a low carbon footprint

Record year for recycling in Wales as it exceeds 64% target

It has achieved a recycling rate of 65.14%, with 18 of the 22 local authorities having delivered against the increased target in the very first year

Wales launches £3.5m fund for circular economy projects

Projects must support the transition towards a zero waste and zero carbon Wales by keeping materials in circulation for as long as possible and avoiding waste