Half of EU states at risk of missing recycling targets

The European Commission has set out possible actions for them to improve waste management

French utility Suez invests £100m in new waste-to-energy plant

The site in the north-east of England will provide enough power to run around 30,000 households

US supermarket giant Kroger to bin plastic bags by 2025

The company also aims to divert 90% of its waste from landfill by 2022

UK pub retailer toasts ‘industry first’ compostable straws

Greene King expects the move to reduce more than 30m plastic straws every year across 1,750 pubs

Croatia referred to EU court over industrial waste failure

The European Commission said the waste should have been managed by the end of 2015 at the latest but there has been no progress

L’Oreal says landfill gas energy is worth it

Cosmetics giant L’Oreal has announced it is planning to use green gas from landfill sites to provide renewable power to its facilities in the US

EU member states back new waste management rules

Member states have endorsed the provisional agreement on improving waste management across the EU. The new rules establish legally binding targets for recycling waste used in packaging and the reduction of landfilling with fixed deadlines. They include targets for cutting the amount of municipal waste that is landfilled – 55% by 2025, 60% by 2030 […]

Lords warn urgent action needed on waste management after Brexit

The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee is warning urgent action will be needed from the UK Government on waste management after Brexit. The Committee has written to Defra Minister Therese Coffey MP, urging her to provide clarity on the post-Brexit trade arrangements for waste. It follows an evidence session with industry experts, […]

Food waste collections ‘needed to get London green’

London could slash landfill volumes by introducing separate food waste collections. That’s according to a new report from the London Assembly Environment Committee, which suggests the capital can become more sustainable and create new jobs by adopting a circular economy model where recycling, reusing and reducing waste are prioritised. It shows in 2016, local authorities […]

Zero Waste Week calls for less to landfill!

  This year’s Zero Waste Week has arrived! Running for the first week of September every year, Zero Waste Week is the annual awareness campaign for reducing the global volume of waste sent to landfill. In the UK, each person throws away five times their own body weight in waste per year – much of […]