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

Fast fashion and online shopping fill wardrobes with plastics

Almost half of the clothes listed on fast fashion websites are wholly produced from new petrochemicals, according to a new research

There is life after death for old wind turbine blades

GE Renewable Energy has partnered with LafargeHolcim to recycle decommissioned wind turbine blades into energy and construction materials

Clean winds blow in

Ørsted pledges to reuse, recycle, or recover all of the wind turbine blades in its global portfolio

US invests $14.5m to combat plastic waste and pollution

The funding will be used for research and development to cut waste and reduce the energy used to produce and recycle single-use plastics such as plastic bags, wraps and films

New competition offers £7m for sustainable plastic packaging

It is seeking ‘ambitious and bold’ projects that focus on solving well-known issues with the sustainability of plastic packaging, with the aim of driving a shift towards a circular economy solution

Get paid for bringing back cartons

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

Where do wind turbines go when they die?

A Vestas-led coalition has unveiled new technology that recycles thermoset composites, the material used in the manufacture of wind turbines

Government unveils new plans to boost recycling in England

Plans being considered include the introduction of statutory guidance on new minimum service standards for rubbish and recycling collections, subject to an assessment of affordability and value for money

Berlin-based start-up betteries secures €2.1m to upcycle EV batteries

The company’s business model embraces circular economy principles by ensuring recycling at the end of the second life and significantly lowers costs for customers through the battery-as-a-service offering