Tesco to ban brands that use excessive plastic packaging

The supermarket will remove all non-recyclable and hard to recycle materials from its own products

New £3.5m fund offered to recycle small waste electricals

The closing date for applications for the first round is 18th October 2019

Cup reuse trial to take off at Gatwick Airport

Starbucks customers will be able to borrow a reusable cup and drop in back into a ‘Cup Check-In’ point before their flight

London law school rules in favour of water reuse system

The City Law School will install the sustainable equipment to harvest rainwater and cut usage

Rubbish EU waste rules could litter-ally cost UK £2bn

EU waste rules could cost Britain as much as £2 billion over the next 20 years. That’s according to a new report from Policy Exchange, which suggests the UK would be much wiser to generate energy from its rubbish – last year it spent £280 million exporting waste overseas. Rather than adopting the EU’s proposed […]

Waste-to-product companies merge to form Renewi

The Shanks Group and Van Gansewinkel have merged their businesses and rebranded as Renewi. Renewi is a waste-to-product company positioned to help solve some of the main environmental problems facing society today, including reducing waste, avoiding pollution and preventing the unnecessary use of finite natural resources. It hopes to become an even larger contributor to […]

New finance platform to support circular economy

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have established a platform to support the circular economy. The Circular Economy Finance Support Platform aims to bring investors and innovators together and keep up momentum in the transition to a circular economy in Europe. The Commission the steps outlined in 2015’s Circular Economy Package need to continue to be consistently delivered and adopted by Member States and […]

EU initiative to reduce waste kicks in

A drive to increase awareness about reducing waste across Europe kicked off this week. The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) scheme runs between the 16th to the 24th of November and encourages businesses, schools and individual citizens to change their habits in managing the 2.5 billion tonnes of waste generated by the EU every […]

Households recycling more, wasting less

Household recycling has gone up while people are wasting less, according to new Defra statistics released today. The proportion of household waste sent for recycling, composting or reuse over 2011 in England was 42.9%, up from 41.5% in the financial year of April 2010 to March 2011. The amount of waste per person is going […]

PepsiCo will save two-thirds on water at Chile plant

PepsiCo is installing a device in a South American plant which it claims could save the company around two-thirds of the water it uses. The ‘integrated reuse solution’ from Siemens Industry Automation Division will be fitted in a snack food production plant in Santiago, Chile. The initial water used in production is recycled, where any […]