‘Alexa, when is my recycling being collected?’

A new bot will be able to answer questions about waste collection times and which bin should be used for what

New UK facility will convert 30k tonnes of unrecycled plastic to recycled oils

The work for the project is expected to be finalised by the end of 2023

South Northamptonshire asks residents to slim their bins

With a climate change challenge held each month, the local authority focuses on ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the district

‘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

Defra: ‘No legal reason why waste and recycling centres cannot be open’

Defra encourages councils to reopen their recycling services as ‘household waste recycling centres play an essential role to the economy’

‘Don’t recycle coronavirus masks and gloves’

The Confederation of Paper Industries reports an increasing amount of PPE in recycling, which it notes can prove harmful to workers

‘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

Durham deemed ‘the greenest city in the UK’

The city, which declared a climate emergency in February 2019, has already reduced emissions by 47% between 2009-2019

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

Cardiff ‘temporarily’ burns household recycling

The council said sending the majority of the city’s waste to energy from waste facility is the ‘safest option for residents and our crews during the ongoing crisis’