Discarded Reading Festival tents ‘could take 10,000 years to decompose’

Festival-goers leave the festival and tonnes of plastic waste destined for landfill – including tents, used underwear and condoms

Defra refutes disposable nappy tax – but how would it protect the environment?

Brits dispose of around 3bn disposable nappies per year, which makes up 3% of household waste. Could a tax have changed this? What do parents think?

Living next to landfill site has made five-year-old’s life ‘unbearable’

Tom Currie, uncle of a five-year-old boy living next to a Staffordshire landfill site told ELN, noxious fumes are affecting his nephew’s breathing problems

EBRD takes stake in Turkish waste-to-energy firm

With the investment, EBRD aims to promote private-sector collaboration in municipal waste management

Tesco rolls out national scheme to close the plastic loop

The retailer has introduced soft plastic collection points at all its large stores

UK’s plastic waste sidetracked!

The British operator of rail infrastructure has unveiled the ‘UK’s first’ recycled plastic railway sleepers

Europe urged to ban landfilling wind turbine blades by 2025

The European wind industry has committed to reusing, recycling, or recovering 100% of decommissioned blades

Get paid for bringing back cartons

The EAC suggests the delayed Deposit Return Scheme should include carton collection

Plastic bags now cost 10p

The new plastic bag charge will be extended to all retailers for the first time

UK ‘dumped 210k tonnes of plastic waste in Turkey last year’

More than half of the UK’s acclaimed ‘recycled’ plastic waste is allegedly sent overseas