North Face climbs towards circular economy with recycled clothing

The adventuring equipment and outerwear company hopes to cut waste with the new range

Government ‘must use Brexit to make UK world leader in resource efficiency’

The Aldersgate Group says this could unlock £76bn of value by 2030

Recycled plastic ‘could supply three-quarters of UK demand’

The Green Alliance and Circular Economy Task Force say the government should be developing secondary material markets

UK businesses offered £4m to design circular future for plastics

Projects can be led by a business or a research and technology organisation but must include an SME

Majority of UK public want to bin fruit and veg packaging

Around 92% of people said it should not be used or should be reusable

‘Latte levy could cost UK £819m and risk jobs’

The Paper Cup Alliance says the tax will influence only 5.7% of consumers to switch to reusable alternatives

Peru gets recycling in the bag with plastic ponchos

Each item is made out of 80 recycled plastic bottles

Metal recycling merger could reduce competition, says CMA

The competition watchdog’s investigation found it could also lead a “worse deal” for suppliers and customers

Dye-ing to have sustainably coloured hair? Blackcurrant waste could help

A new sustainable hair dye has been made out of the fruit skins left over from Ribena manufacture

EU Member States approve new rules to curb waste

They will introduce specific measures to prioritise prevention, reuse and recycling instead of landfill or incineration