Scottish waste recycling rises above 60% for first time

Seven million tonnes of waste was disposed of sustainably over 2016

Volvo unveils electric dump truck to bin emissions

The automotive manufacturer says the FE Electric will enable cities to reduce many of the problems associated with heavy goods vehicles

‘EU must not count burning waste as renewable power’

A group of environmental organisations and businesses say this can distort markets and damage the environment

Despite hating rubbish, 94% of Brits wouldn’t stop a litterbug

Only 3% think they would confront a litter lout, depending on the circumstances

‘Global governments must unlock hidden waste treasure’

A new report calls for international leaders to demonstrate the impact recycling can have on improving the environment

Morrisons bins single-use plastic bags

Morrisons is the latest supermarket to announce it will scrap single-use carrier bags. In a move to slash the amount of plastic waste it generates, the retailer will start phasing out the plastic bags from the beginning of March. It will mean customers will have to bring their own bags or pay 10p for a […]

Cheers to sustainability with biodegradable beer packaging

  A company has invented edible and biodegradable six-pack holders for beer cans. E6PR, which is short for ‘eco six-pack ring’, has developed the green packaging to reduce pollution in the oceans and avoid animals being harmed by trying to eat plastic or being strangled by it. The new holder, made from wheat and barley […]

Aldi commits to halving food waste by 2030

Aldi has committed to halving food waste in its business by 2030. The supermarket chain made the announcement as it joined the Champions 12.3 network, which aims to reduce food waste in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. It will also work with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to better engage its […]

Baltimore bins smarten up

A network of smart rubbish bins are to be deployed in Baltimore, with the aim of increasing collection efficiency. The US city has announced it will spend $15 million (£10.6m) on rolling out 4,000 of the sensor-equipped, solar-powered receptacles – they will let sanitation workers know if they are need of emptying via Wi-Fi. The city […]

Environment Agency to crack down on illegal waste

The Environment Agency (EA) is to introduce new powers to tackle the serious problem of waste crime and open a consultation surrounding the crack-down on illegal sites. That’s according to Environment Minister Therese Coffey, who said waste crime cost England more than £600 million in 2015, including lost landfill tax revenues and clean-up costs. She […]