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

Green light for £300m subsidy-free Teesside waste to energy facility

The Redcar Energy Centre, set for completion in 2025, is expected to divert between 350,000 and 450,000 tonnes of waste per year from UK landfill

Nigeria partners with World Economic Forum to fight plastic pollution

In 2018, Nigeria was estimated to have discharged around 200,000 tonnes of plastic waste into the ocean per year, while its annual plastics production is projected to grow to 523,000 tonnes by 2022

Concrete plans to recycle Danish turbines

Scheme will recycle turbine blades for use in cement industry. Danes want to be seen as world’s best in reusing wind tech

UK plastic recycling ‘could more than triple by 2030’

The British Plastics Federation projects exports of plastic waste could more than halve and the UK could eliminate reliance on low quality exports within the next decade

Artist paints a green future for coal mine sludge with pigment creation

Onya McCausland’s ‘Six Bells Red’ line of pigments has been launched at the Coal Authority’s Six Bells mine water treatment scheme in South Wales

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

Recycled wind turbine blades can help clean up cement production – but how?

GE Renewable Energy says ground-up turbine blades could replace raw materials such as coal, sand and clay in cement manufacturing facilities across the US

Welsh town to trial new digital deposit return scheme for plastic bottles

Digital DRS schemes allow local authorities, brands and regulators to monitor recycling rates so they can analyse the habits of households

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