France to issue fines as high as €135 for dropping masks and gloves on the streets

This is part of a campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the risk of microplastics spreading in the air, water and food chain

Global amount of e-waste generated up two million metric tonnes in 2019

Worryingly, researchers expect the global generation of electronic waste to grow to 74.7Mt by 2030

Germany to ban single-use plastics from July 2021

The sale of disposable products such as plastic plates, straws, stirring sticks, cotton buds and plastic balloon sticks will soon be prohibited

Serbia’s new €370m waste-to-energy project reaches financial close despite pandemic

The 103MW waste-to-energy facility will have capacity for a volume of approximately 340,000 tonnes of household waste every year

UK’s ‘first’ commercial waste-to-jet-fuel plant receives green light

The project will convert hundreds of thousands of tonnes of non-recyclable everyday household and commercial waste into sustainable aviation fuel per year

‘UK households waste less food during coronavirus lockdown’

Nearly a third of UK consumers say they are cooking more creatively during the lockdown, while 30% have started saving leftovers, according to a survey

‘Americans eat only 59% of the food they buy’

The average American consumer spends approximately $1,300 per year on food that ends up being wasted, according to a new study

REA and ADBA launch survey to treat organic waste surplus caused by Covid-19 lockdown

The initiative aims to connect suppliers with regulators and prioritise recycling through anaerobic digestion over other types of disposal such as energy recovery, incineration and landfill

‘Majority of consumers would pay more for sustainable packaging’

A new survey has found 59% of people are less likely to buy products in polluting wrapping

Fly-tipping ‘increases across more than half of UK councils’

More than 90% of household waste recycling centres are now closed, with the remainder suffering high levels of disruption, according to a new survey