Total value of gas wasted through flaring reached $19bn in 2019

A new study reveals ten countries combined currently flare more than 9.5 billion cubic feet of gas everyday

North London Waste Authority choses Asite to provide data services to waste site

It plans to use a cloud-based data collection software to streamline waste disposal and management

Defra asked to secure recycling collections amid lockdown

‘Vital supply of good quality packaging material’ is facing a shortage as retail outlets close their shutters

US announces $25m for R&D in plastic recycling

The funding is part of the US Government’s Plastics Innovation Challenge aimed to accelerate innovations in plastics recycling technologies

UK waste industry introduces coronavirus guidelines for recycling

New guidelines have been implemented to protect workers and combat the spread of infection

The Ocean Cleanup launches river-cleaning device to tackle plastic pollution

The solar-powered Interceptor 001 has been deployed at the Cengkareng drain in Jakarta on a trial run since May 2019.

WRAP publishes roadmap to tackle food wastage at UK farms

The group suggests although total food waste has fallen by 7% between 2015 and 2018 to 9.5 million tonnes a year, more needs to be done to tackle the problem

Increasing rate of Covid-19 ‘poses challenges to waste management industry’

Geminor has called for a joint effort to maintain the management and treatment of waste streams and encouraged all industry players to implement a contingency plan

‘More than half of UK adults clueless about plastic recycling’

A new report more than a third of the total can’t differentiate between the energy consumption of plastic and paper

‘First’ waste-to-gas plant to be fired up in Greece

The new facility will use straw, corn and cotton stalk residues sourced locally from Greek farmers