US grants $3.3m for environmental education programmes

They aim to help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment

Muons could help slash nuclear cleanup costs – but what are they?

Scientists say they can be used to help easily test for the presence of uranium

EU refers Spain to court over waste management failings

The nation had to establish the necessary plans to cover its whole territory by December 2010 and evaluate and revise them at least every six years

UN organisations commit to e-waste management

In 2016, around 44.7 million metric tonnes of e-waste was generated globally

EU member states back new waste management rules

Member states have endorsed the provisional agreement on improving waste management across the EU. The new rules establish legally binding targets for recycling waste used in packaging and the reduction of landfilling with fixed deadlines. They include targets for cutting the amount of municipal waste that is landfilled – 55% by 2025, 60% by 2030 […]

Hull University leads £3.8m EU waste project

A £3.8 million project investigating sustainability and waste minimisation across Europe has been launched by the University of Hull. The EU-funded Horizon 2020 project aims to achieve a more circular economy across the continent, which would use resources for as long as possible before reusing or recycling their component materials. It hopes to deliver 15 […]

Lords warn urgent action needed on waste management after Brexit

The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee is warning urgent action will be needed from the UK Government on waste management after Brexit. The Committee has written to Defra Minister Therese Coffey MP, urging her to provide clarity on the post-Brexit trade arrangements for waste. It follows an evidence session with industry experts, […]

Waste criminals leave landowners with £750k bill

Landowners in the North-East of England have been left with a £750,000 clean-up bill after waste was illegally dumped on their properties. The Environment Agency (EA) says there were 11 separate incidents in the region over the year, with thousands of tonnes of baled rubbish being left at farms, industrial units and the side of […]

UK public ‘confused and concerned about recycling’

The UK public is more confused than ever about how their waste is being recycled and managed. That’s according to a new report from recycling and waste management firm Viridor, which highlights public frustration with product labelling and recycling collection systems, as well as a lack of confidence in those responsible for managing waste. It […]

Waste criminal gets 15 months behind bars

A waste criminal has been sentenced to 15 months in prison and disqualified from managing companies for six years. Barry Kilroe was found to have run three waste sites unlawfully, after his actions resulted in the closure of the M60, polluted a river and blighted local communities. He pled guilty to 10 charges relating to […]