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’

‘Majority of consumers would pay more for sustainable packaging’

A new survey has found 59% of people are less likely to buy products in polluting wrapping

Veolia produces hand sanitiser for waste and energy workers

The company has been using its own specialist laboratory facilities in Ellesmere Port to manufacture the sanitiser

LG’s solar division aims to go carbon-neutral by 2030

Carbon-neutrality will be achieved using a variety of measures including recycling and tree planting

Coronavirus pushes back ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds

Defra said the postponement is due to ‘disruptions to businesses caused by coronavirus pandemic’

Fly-tipping ‘increases across more than half of UK councils’

More than 90% of household waste recycling centres are now closed, with the remainder suffering high levels of disruption, according to a new survey

Texan scientists work to turn plastic waste into roads

Researchers say the project could lead to ‘more durable, sustainable and cheaper roads’

Scientists discover enzyme that ‘recycles plastic in 10 hours’

The development of this novel enzyme has the potential to pave the way of a real transition to a circular economy, according to a new research