New milestone for Scottish re-use circular economy

The Scottish circular economy has reached a new milestone today, with 100 quality-certified re-use stores and three superstores now in operation. Scottish Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham announced the landmark progress yesterday during a visit to Scotland’s first re-use hub, Blythswood Care in Dingwall. According to Zero Waste Scotland, every year thousands of reusable items needlessly […]

Wasted food world’s third largest greenhouse gas emitter

If wasted food was a country it would be the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gas – just behind the US and China. A United Nations report has found a third of all food – 1.3 billion tonnes – is wasted each year, releasing 3.3 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere. […]

EU seeks views on recycling targets

The European Commission aims to boost recycling in the EU and is seeking views on whether the current targets need reviewing. It is calling for businesses, public authorities, NGOs and citizens to give their opinions, with the results from the consultation to be used to help develop potential new policies in a bid to prevent […]