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

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

New enzyme nibbles on nasty plastic waste

The modified enzyme PETase can start breaking down PET plastic in just a few days

UK to introduce deposit return scheme for single-use bottles

Consumers use an estimated 13 billion plastic drinks bottles a year but more than three billion are not recycled

EBRD announces €150k funding for green solutions in Serbia

The money will help develop and implement innovative climate-friendly projects across the country

Work starts on making radioactive liquid at Dounreay safer

The liquid is being turned into a solid by mixing it with cement, ash and lime, with more than 30 drums to be initially filled with the waste

Welsh councils granted £7.5m to boost recycling

Recycling in Wales is currently said to be 12% above the UK average

Chewing gum waste reincarnated as recycling bins

New bins made out of old chewing gum waste mean the sticky litter can enter a closed recycling loop

‘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

Pune paved with plastic in Indian recycled road scheme

Roads in the Indian city of Pune are now being built with glue and tar made from recycled plastic waste. Following successful pilot tests, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) plans to construct around 25 roads in different areas of the province using the technique. It aims to partner with a chemical and an environmental company, […]

Coffee house says paper cup charge has bean overdue

Starbucks is testing a 5p paper cup charge across its London stores to reduce the amount of waste it creates. The scheme, which automatically adds the fee to the cost of a coffee, will be trialled across 35 London locations to see whether customers will actually stop using single-use paper cups in favour of greener […]