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

Tech giants Apple and Amazon face backlash from MPs for ‘e-waste tsunami’ in the UK

The Environmental Audit Committee says the companies are contributing to 155,000 tonnes of waste electricals ending up in bins every year

Oceanic Pintail: UK’s longest serving nuclear vessel makes final journey

It set sail from Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria last week to be recycled in Scotland

Five new circular economy centres backed with £22.5m government funding

They will explore how reusing waste materials in the textiles, construction, chemical and metal industries could deliver environmental benefits

Dog toy firm Kong pays out nearly £5k for packaging waste recycling failures

The Species Recovery Trust will use the donation to fund projects including the Salisbury Drinking Fountain Campaign that aims to reduce the number of single-use plastic bottles

Enviroo unveils plans for £20m recycling facility

The facility will take PET – the main material used for food and drinks packaging such as plastic bottles and certain food packaging – and convert it into raw materials for new food-grade packaging, without any waste

US announces $27m for advanced plastic recycling tech

The projects are expected to help improve existing recycling processes that break plastics into chemical building blocks, which can then be used to make new products

Four next-gen plastic recycling facilities secure £20m

UK Research and Innovation says it is investing in ‘cutting edge’ facilities that are expected to increase the available recycling capacity and expand the range of plastics being recycled

IKEA pledges to close loop by buying customers’ used furniture in exchange for vouchers

The initiative, which aims to offer more sustainable and affordable products, will launch in the UK and Ireland on Black Friday

Australia awards AUD$15m to research cheap and eco-friendly solar panels

The funding will support projects that will develop new materials and find ways to improve the end-of-life management of solar panels