Wales targets net zero emissions by 2050 but aims to ‘get there sooner’

The announcement follows a recommendation by the Climate Change Committee, which revealed net zero emissions, previously thought unachievable and unaffordable by experts, was now possible with ambitious policies and a ‘Team Wales’ effort

Welsh town to trial new digital deposit return scheme for plastic bottles

Digital DRS schemes allow local authorities, brands and regulators to monitor recycling rates so they can analyse the habits of households

Wales launches £3.5m fund for circular economy projects

Projects must support the transition towards a zero waste and zero carbon Wales by keeping materials in circulation for as long as possible and avoiding waste

Scottish island communities to receive £2m for green recovery

The Islands Green Recovery Programme is now open for applications and will deliver investment in low carbon transport, food sustainability and zero waste projects

UK pub retailer toasts ‘industry first’ compostable straws

Greene King expects the move to reduce more than 30m plastic straws every year across 1,750 pubs

Landfill waste relief for Nurofen producer

The producer of products such as Nurofen, Dettol and Vanish is now sending zero waste to landfill in Europe and North America. Consumer health and hygiene company RB, formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser, achieved the target at 31 of its factories across the globe five years earlier than expected, it said. In the first half […]

Rock on! Shambala festival aims to send zero waste to landfill

Shambala wants to become the first major festival to send zero waste to landfill this summer. The 10,000 capacity folk festival at a secret location in Northamptonshire wants to work with audience and traders to nip waste in the bud. The ambitious target comes a year after it brought in a ‘Bring a Bottle’ scheme […]

Zero waste to landfill saves Unilever €17m

The owner of Marmite, Knorr and Flora has announced its factories across Europe have joined those in North America in achieving zero non-hazardous waste to landfill. That means more than three quarters of Unilever’s global factory network no longer sends such waste to landfill – up from 20% three years ago – reducing its disposal […]

£10m more to help Scotland reach ‘zero waste’

Three new projects in Scotland to bring about a ‘zero waste’ society have been awarded £10 million by Zero Waste Scotland. The Scottish government programme is backing schemes which encourage recycling, prevent litter or cut down on food waste. The Litter and Flytipping Fund is offering grants of £2,000-50,000 for projects that test new ideas […]

Largest US brewery recycles 100% of its waste

The largest single-site brewery in the US has announced it has achieved its target sending zero waste to landfill. MillerCoors said its Golden Brewery in Colorado has prevented an average of 135 tons of waste every month from going to landfill. It now reuses or recycles 100% of its waste, including all glass, paperboard, plastics, […]