France to issue fines as high as €135 for dropping masks and gloves on the streets

This is part of a campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the risk of microplastics spreading in the air, water and food chain

Global amount of e-waste generated up two million metric tonnes in 2019

Worryingly, researchers expect the global generation of electronic waste to grow to 74.7Mt by 2030

Veolia submits planning application for new waste-to-energy in Hampshire

The waste management firm says the 30MW project will create jobs, power 75,000 homes and save 65,000 tonnes of carbon emissions a year compared with sending the waste to landfill

Germany to ban single-use plastics from July 2021

The sale of disposable products such as plastic plates, straws, stirring sticks, cotton buds and plastic balloon sticks will soon be prohibited

What a waste of time – beachgoers overwhelm council with rubbish

Staggering 41 tonnes of rubbish left on Bournemouth’s beaches in just 48 hours

Government pumps £140m into zero-emissions tech projects

A new zero-emissions water taxi project will benefit from the funding announced by BEIS

Majority of UK waste bins ‘contain dangerous used PPE’

That’s the suggestion from clinical waste collection company Business Waste, which suggests up to 80% of domestic and business bins contain possibly hazardous COVID-19-contaminated rubbish

Almost a thousand residents and businesses shape Nottingham’s 2028 carbon-neutral action plan

The plan includes measures to build more net zero homes, to expand low carbon heating and to maximise the potential of the city’s waste management system

Tyre particles ‘are a major source of pollution in the UK’s rivers and oceans’

That’s the conclusion reached in a new report from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the University of Plymouth, which suggests tyres are a previously largely unrecorded source of microplastics in the marine environment

Serbia’s new €370m waste-to-energy project reaches financial close despite pandemic

The 103MW waste-to-energy facility will have capacity for a volume of approximately 340,000 tonnes of household waste every year