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The paper industry has expressed shock and sadness at the news of the closure of the Aylesford Newsprint mill

Aylesford Newsprint goes into administration

Aylesford Newsprint, a paper manufacturer which specialises in recycling paper for reuse as newsprint, has gone into administration.

Working together, the two facilities will save around 1.3 million tonnes of CO2e emissions

GIB invests in groundbreaking £111m recycling plant

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is one of three investors funding a first-of-its-kind £111m recycling and waste facility in Scotland.

Plastic in the oceans is becoming an environmental issue for marine life

Eight million tonnes of plastic waste shifts from land to sea every year, new study finds

Around eight million tonnes of plastic waste find their way into the world's oceans each year, according to a new study.

£447.4m of electricity was generated by waste in 2013

Defra report: Waste sector adds nearly £7bn to UK economy

The waste sector added £6.8bn in gross value to the economy in 2013 and supported 103,000 jobs, according to new government figures released on Thursday.

Unilever ia now sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfill from its global factory network

Unilever achieves zero waste to landfill across global manufacturing network

Unilever is now sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfill from its global factory network of 240 factories in 67 countries, saving more than €200m in waste costs.

Business leaders are more concerned about road and rail infrastructure than waste management services, according to a new report from FCC.

Business leaders 'value' transport infrastructure more than waste

Business executives and urban policymakers across the world place more value on transport infrastructure than waste management services, according to a new report from FCC.

The UK wastes 15m tonnes of food per year. EFRA is urging Government to provide WRAP with funding to help tackle this food waste problem.

MPs urge Government to provide WRAP with 'sufficient funding' to help tackle food waste

A cross-party group of MPs has urged the Government to provide WRAP with 'sufficient public funding' for it to maintain momentum in its food waste reduction programmes.

WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin says that the circular economy could deliver jobs where they are needed most

Circular economy 'could create more than 200,000 jobs' in the UK

The development of a circular economy could create more than 200,000 jobs across the UK by 2030, according to a new study by WRAP and Green Alliance.

L'Oreal has pledged to transform its sustainability footprint by 2020

L'Oreal aims to improve environmental profile of packaging labels

Cosmetics giant L'Oreal Americas and self-adhesive label firm Avery Dennison are collaborating to identify and reduce the environmental impacts of packaging labels throughout the entire label lifecycle.

Zero Waste Scotland aims to promote sustainable fashion.

Scottish fashion designers encouraged to apply for textile fund to aid circular economy

Textile and fashion designers in Scotland are being encouraged to apply for funding from Zero Waste Scotland to help them reduce textile waste.

Tetra Rex Bio-based cartons are made from a combination of plastics derived from plants and paperboard

Finnish dairy firm claims 'world first' with use of bio-based carton pack

Valio, a Finnish dairy company, has claimed that it has become the first company in the world to sell products to consumers in carton packaging made entirely from plant-based materials.

Former energy secretary Chris Huhne says that AD is a dispatchable source of renewable energy

AD will help keep the UK's lights on, says Huhne

Anaerobic digestion (AD) will help the UK to keep its lights on and provide energy security because it has the ability to supply power that can be easily switched on and off, according to former energy secretary Chris Huhne.

Waste industry heavyweights call on Government to establish an Office for Resource Management

Waste and resource management sector outlines key priorities for next Government

The major trade bodies representing the UK's waste management and recycling sector have written to the main political parties in England summarising the key policy proposals that they would like to see implemented after the May 2015 General Election.

WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin says that she is

WRAP attains charitable status four months early

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has announced that it has registered as a charity following a successful application to the Charity Commission.

MPs call on WRAP to set tougher food redistribution targets for retailers and manufacturers.

MPs urge food industry to increase surplus redistribution

A cross-party group of MPs has urged the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) to set food retailers and manufacturers a target of doubling the proportion of surplus food they redistribute to food assistance providers and other voluntary organisations to help eliminate hunger.

Eunomia finds that the UK is at risk of having more residual waste treatment plants than it needs

UK heading for waste treatment overcapacity, new report finds

The UK is at risk of having far more incineration capacity than it needs by 2017/18, according to a new report by resource management consultancy Eunomia.

The LGA points out that the average piece of gum costs about 3p to buy but costs £1.50 to clean up

Local authorities urge chewing gum makers to help pay for clean-up costs

Councils have urged chewing gum makers to help pay for the multimillion-pound cost of removing discarded pieces from the streets.

FEAD president David Palmer-Jones urges Commissioner Vella to keep circular economy package

FEAD president urges new Environment Commissioner to back circular economy package

The president of European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services, David Palmer-Jones, has written to the new European Commissioner for the environment Karmenu Vella urging him to back the European Commission's circular economy package.

Helistrat has been working with Ann Summers since 2011

Ann Summers renews recycling contract with Helistrat

Lingerie and sex toy specialist Ann Summers has renewed its recycling and waste contract with Helistrat.

Undergraduates have a chance to get a £5,000 bursary towards their studies under ReFood's scholarship programme.

ReFood unveils industry-first food waste scholarship

Food waste recycling specialist ReFood has unveiled the industry's first dedicated scholarship programme to inspire the next generation of sustainable students.

FCC Environment maps the politics of waste

Resource management firm FCC Environment unveils 'mapping the politics of waste' report

Recycling and resource management firm FCC Environment has launched an assessment of how the UK's political landscape might affect the waste and resource agenda over the next five years.

Electronic giants such as Samsung and Panasonic sign up to new sustainable action plan

Electrical giants sign green pledge

Global electrical powerhouses including Panasonic, Samsung and LG Electronics are among 50 major players in the electricals sector who have signed up to a new green commitment that focuses on reducing the environmental impact of the products they manufacture.

ESA chairman David Palmer Jones says that Resources & Waste UK will create a powerful new voice for the resource management industry

CIWM and ESA announce new strategic alliance

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) have announced that they will be working together more closely and creating a new independent entity called Resources & Waste UK.

Novelis aims to make all of its aluminium can body sheets with 90% recycled content.

Novelis makes new high-recycled content pledge for beverage can sheet production

Aluminium giant Novelis has announced that all of its aluminium can sheet will be under its high-recycled content brand by 2017.

CIWM president John Quinn

Resource Association to partner with CIWM and ESA for 2015 conference

Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) president John Quinn has announced that the Resource Association will be partnering with CIWM and the Environmental Services Association (ESA) to host its annual conference next year.

Zero Waste Scotland launches fund for material recovery facility operators

Zero Waste Scotland launches new funding scheme to improve recycling quality

Zero Waste Scotland has unveiled a new £90,000 capital grant fund for materials recovery facility (MRF) operators to purchase standardised testing equipment enabling them to effectively test, monitor and record their material quality.

Lord Deben urges UK to work closely with other European countries to tackle environmental issues such as climate change

Committee on Climate Change chair urges UK-EU co-operation on environment

Former Environment Minister and Committee on Climate Change chair Lord Deben has said that the UK must work closely with its European neighbours to help protect the environment.

The Government has rejected calls to ban food waste from landfill and to lower VAT on recycled products

Government rejects parliamentary committee's call to ban food waste from landfill

The Government has rejected calls, made by the Environmental Audit Committee, to require new products to be recyclable and to ban food waste going to landfill to help stimulate the circular economy.

Information on energy-efficiency measures, such as loft insulation, are available from Resource Efficient Wales

Carbon Trust and WRAP team up to deliver resource efficiency support for Welsh firms

WRAP Cymru and the Carbon Trust have announced that they are to work in partnership to help Welsh businesses and public sector organisations to become more resource efficient.

(Left to right) Glasgow Computer Recycling's Grant Morgan, Zero Waste Scotland's Iain Gulland and Barr Environmental's Gordon Whiteford

Resource management firms join Zero Waste Scotland's Sector Commitment

Glasgow Computer Recycling and Barr Environmental have become the latest companies to sign up for Zero Waste Scotland's Resource Sector Commitment.

Households are wasting less food by planning meals, being better organised with shopping and making their own lunches, according the FSA report.

Brits prevent food waste to save money, new survey finds

UK householders are changing their eating habits and preventing food waste due to financial pressures, according to a new survey by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

CIWM calls on efra to keep driving home the waste policy message

CIWM: EFRA report 'could have gone further'

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has welcomed the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee's (EFRA) waste management report, but also said its recommendations could have gone further.

MPs call for Defra to show leadership on waste policy to help England meet its 2020 recycling target

Defra slammed for 'stepping back' from waste

Defra has been slammed for "stepping back" from waste and needs to show strong leadership in order to improve England's recycling rate, a cross-party committee of MPs has said.

The resource management industry views the circular economy in a positive light

Resource management industry gives thumbs up to circular economy, new report finds

The resource management sector has embraced the circular economy and is positive about the financial and environmental opportunities it offers, according to a new report.

Sainsbury's  will stop rewarding shoppers with Nectar points for every bag they reuse from April next year.

Sainsbury's to stop Nectar points for bag reuse

Retail giant Sainsbury's has announced that it will stop rewarding shoppers with Nectar points for every bag they reuse from April next year, as part of wider changes to its loyalty programme.

Every retailer in Scotland will charge at least 5p for each new carrier bag they give to shoppers.

Carrier bag charge: In numbers

On Monday (20 October), Scotland will introduce its levy on single-use carrier bags (SUCB), meaning they can no longer be given away free of charge. To help explain the facts and figures surrounding the levy, edie has compiled a list of carrier bag sustainability statistics.

FCC's chairman Esther Alcocer and executive vice chairman and CEO Juan Béjar

FCC Environmental US division sold for €70m

Leading waste management firm FCC Environmental has today (17 October) announced it is selling its division in the US to cleaning and waste management firm Heritage-Crystal Clean.

Energy from waste is the best way to deal with waste which can't be reduced, reused and recycled. Photo: Theo Moye

New energy-from-waste plant hits Exeter

Devon County Council has opened a new energy-from-waste facility which will generate renewable energy from 60,000 tonnes of household waste in Exeter and surrounding areas.

The carrot approach is twice as effective as the stick in improving dry recycling rates, according to Greenredeem study

Councils improve recycling rates by adopting reward schemes, new study finds

Local authorities that introduce recycling incentives for households tend to have higher recycling rates than those that offer compulsory recycling systems, according to new research.

WRAP is aiming to help Wales secure a resource efficient future

WRAP chief praises Wales' green achievements

Wales is leading the green agenda and is on track to secure a resource efficient future, according to WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin.

Rubble left over from demolition site in Lenton, Nottingham

Demolition firm and waste management specialist team up to recycle dismantled tower blocks in Nottingham

Reclamation specialist Total Reclaims and waste management firm Wastecycle have worked together to reuse and recycle around 30,000 tonnes of material left over from a demolition site, where five tower blocks were bulldozed, in Nottingham.

Eric Pickles urges councils to back weekly waste collections

Pickles reiterates stance on weekly bin collections

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has reiterated his stance on weekly bin collections and claimed that the previous Labour Government ignored the electorate by focusing on fortnightly collections.

Recoup chief executive Stuart Foster (pictured left) and Resources Management Minister Dan Rogerson (pictured right) launch new plastics recycling campaign

Big brands team up with Recoup to launch new plastics recycling campaign

Big brands such as Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nestlé and retailer Marks & Spencer have partnered up to launch a new plastics recycling campaign called Pledge 4 Plastics.

Davey says that the environment has always been a top priority for the Lib Dems

Lib Dems plan five new laws for a 'greener' Britain

The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include plans for five new laws to protect the environment, the party announced today.

California is set to become the first US state to ban single use plastic bags

California lawmakers give green light to plastic bag ban

A ban on single-use plastic bags in California is expected to be signed into law after the states senate passed a bill barring single-use plastic bags from retailers from next July.

Europe recycled the equivalent of around 65 billion PET bottles in 2013

PET recycling rates rise in Europe, new report finds

PET is the most recycled plastic material in Europe, according a Brussels-based trade association.

Coffee giant Costa signs up to paper cup recycling scheme - Simply Cups

Costa signs up to paper cup recycling scheme

Coffeehouse giant Costa has announced that it has joined a paper cup recycling scheme called Simply Cups.

The new T-Pylon next to the traditional Lattice Tower

National Grid's 'T-Pylons' to be made in the UK

Mabey Bridge, a UK manufacturer of tubular structures, has been awarded the first contract to deliver supporting structures for National Grid's new generation of 'T-Pylons', which is smaller than the traditional lattice pylons.

Scottish Government aims to take a proactive approach to tackle marine litter.

Scotland unveils strategy to tackle marine litter

The Scottish Government has announced that it has launched a new strategy to tackle marine litter.

BPI recycling machine processing waste polythene

Packaging manufacturer BPI cuts waste by one third

Polythene maker BPI Group has announced that it has cut its packaging waste by one third in the past six years.

Sony first started using its flame-retardant material in its BRAVIA LCD TVs in 2011

Sony to sell flame-retardant recycled plastic to external customers

Sony Corporation has announced that it plans to sell its flame-retardant recycled plastic to a wide variety of manufacturing business operators such as consumer electronics retailers, both within Japan and abroad.

Sainsburys claims that its new initiative will create a sustainable packaging cycle

Sainsbury's claims UK first with 100% recycled plastic food crate launch

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's is claiming that it is the first UK retailer to recycle its old food crates into more efficient ones made from 100% recycled material.

Orange opens its fifth mobile collection facility in Africa to promote recycling

Orange opens mobile phone collection facility in Ivory Coast

Telecommunications giant Orange has teamed up with charity Emmaüs International to open a mobile phone collection facility in Ivory Coast, West Africa.

DuraPulp is a composite material made from pulp and renewable polymer

British firm and Swedish forestry giant unveil 'sustainable' alternative to plastic

A British paper and technical fibres company and a Swedish forestry giant have unveiled a sustainable alternative to plastic which they claim is strong enough to carry the weight of an adult and can be composted within 100 days.

Hovis relaunches Seed Sensations range in renewable polyethylene bags

Hovis unveils sugarcane-based bread bag

Bread brand Hovis has announced that it has rolled out a new plant-based bread bag across its Seed Sensation range in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

WRAP chairman Peter Stone and chief executive Liz Goodwin

WRAP expects charity application process to be complete by March 2015

WRAP is expecting to achieve charitable status by the end of March, according to its chief executive Liz Goodwin.

Organisers of Glasgow 2014 aim for it to be a sustainable event

Food waste used to construct Commonwealth Games venues

Scottish food waste has been transformed into compost and used in the development of Commonwealth Games venues in Glasgow, according to Zero Waste Scotland.

Government commits to buying locally-sourced food to help cut waste

Government unveils food buying standard to help public sector cut waste

Central Government will commit to buying locally-sourced food through a new food and drink buying standard, from 2017, which will aim to cut waste, according to newly-appointed Environment Secretary Liz Truss.

Industry group claims that the UK needs more waste treatment infrastructure

Resource management industry urges Government to launch investigation into waste facility 'infrastructure gap'

A resource management industry group has written to a number of ministers urging them to launch an investigation into tackling the UK's waste facility "infrastructure gap".

Liz Goodwin: UK needs to focus on preventing food waste

WRAP chief calls for UK to aim for food waste-free future

The UK needs to take bolder steps in tackling food waste to help future generations avoid resource scarcity challenges, according to WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin.

Carbon-based targets could help drive the circular economy, says Tregent

Time for waste measurements to get a 'sophisticated' makeover

Is it time for waste measurements to become a little more sophisticated? Chartered environmentalist Mike Tregent thinks so. He outlines why the UK needs to shift from weight-based targets to carbon-based targets for recycling.

UK shoppers use an average of almost 11 plastic bags per month

Plastic bag usage on the up, WRAP data shows

The number of single-use plastic bags handed out to shoppers by UK supermarkets has risen for the fourth year running, according to new figures for WRAP.

The Circular Economy Task Force calls for a better recycling system

UK is losing £1.7bn each year due to disjointed recycling system, study finds

The UK is losing £1.7bn worth of recyclable and reusable products each year because its recycling system is disjointed, according to a new report.

Chris Huhne says there is no political consensus on tackling climate change

Political outlook on green issues is fractured, says Huhne

The political outlook on green issues for the UK is substantially more fractured now than it was in 2010, according to former energy secretary Chris Huhne.

Waste industry experts urge Defra to get more involved in waste

Resource management industry calls for Government to show 'clear leadership' on waste policy

England will risk missing its 2020 EU recycling target if the Government fails to show clear leadership on waste policy, industry leaders have warned.

Shadow Minister for the Natural Environment Barry Gardiner

Labour call for cross-Government strategy to improve leadership on circular economy

A cross-Government strategy is needed to improve leadership on the circular economy, Shadow Minister for the Natural Environment Barry Gardiner has warned.

Welsh businesses in the commercial sector diverted an estimated 68% of waste from landfill in 2012

Welsh businesses walk the talk on waste-to-landfill reduction

Wales is moving ever-closer to adopting a resource-efficient circular economy with businesses in the commercial, construction and demolition sectors all recycling more than ever.

Trafford councillor Michael Hyman cuts the ribbon to officially open BandM plant

B&M opens £1m commercial waste facility in Manchester

Waste management firm B&M Waste Services has opened a £1m facility in Manchester to process commercial waste into refuse derived fuel (RDF) for export to Germany.

Ford aims to use tomato fibre to develop bioplastic material for its vehicles.

Ford and Heinz work together to develop waste tomato-based plastics

Car giant Ford Motor Company and food giant H.J. Heinz Company have announced that they are working together to explore the use of tomato fibres in developing bioplastic materials that can be used in vehicle manufacturing.

Agrivert is working with Severn Trent Water to construct an AD plant like the one pictured above

Severn Trent Water invests in £13m AD plant

Severn Trent Water has announced that it will be investing £13m in a new anaerobic digestion (AD) plant that will convert household food waste into energy.

Waitrose's new pack of mixed tomatoes

Waitrose unveils misshapen tomatoes in bid to cut food waste

Waitrose has announced that it has started to sell a range of misshapen tomatoes in an attempt to cut down on food waste.

The introduction of carrier bag charges in Scotland has cleared its final parliamentary hurdle

Scottish Parliament approves carrier bag charge

The Scottish Parliament has approved new regulations to introduce a charge for single-use carrier bags.

WRAP has received funding from Defra to launch its waste prevention fund

WRAP launches £800,000 waste prevention fund

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched a new £800,000 fund to help business partnerships bring about "innovative" waste prevention projects.

The BRC calls on consumers to be educated about food labelling in order to prevent food waste

BRC: EU proposal to scrap 'best before' labels could lead to more food waste

Scrapping 'best before' dates on jam, rice and coffee packaging could lead to more food waste, according to the British Retail Consortium.

Photo credit: Shutterstock/Julius Kielaitis

Tesco reveals food waste figures as it targets hotspots for action

Tesco has revealed for the first time how much food it has wasted within its UK operations over the past year in a bid to be more transparent on the issue.

Current EU legislation requires all food to carry a best before date

EU moves to scrap 'best before' labels in bid to cut food waste

A group of European Union states led by the Netherlands and Sweden are calling on the European Commission to scrap 'best before' labels on a host of long life products in a bid to cut down on food waste.

Dell aims to use AirCarbon for its laptop packaging

Dell unveils new packaging made from greenhouse gas-based plastic

Computer giant Dell has announced that it will be using packaging made from greenhouse gas-based plastic to protect its products.

Volkswagen Group aims to be the worlds most sustainable automobile manufacturer by 2018

Volkswagen Group focuses on resource efficiency to help meet sustainability goals

Car manufacturer Volkswagen Group has announced that it will adopt a resource efficient approach over the next few years to help it achieve its sustainability goals.

McDonald's is just one of the big brands to join the battle to tackle litter

Coca-Cola and McDonald's sign up to litter prevention pledge

Fast food giants McDonald's and KFC, along with Coca-Cola Enterprises and Wrigley, have signed up to a litter prevention commitment organised by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

Top organisations back circular economy

Scottish Parliament urged to make circular economy a top priority

A panel of leading organisations have urged the Scottish Parliament to make the circular economy a top priority.

One of the biggest issues with recycling materials from the utilities sector is the cost of recovery from underground, remote or off-shore locations.Photo credit: think4photop/

'Sharing economy' model mooted for utilities as need for reuse heightens

Shared ownership of infrastructure between utility companies could deliver real benefits in securing future materials supply, given the difficulties of recovering decommissioned equipment for recycling and reuse.

Green groups call on European Union to be ambitious and work towards a circular economy

Call for EU to follow ten steps to implement circular economy

A group of leading non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have issued a joint statement calling for the European Union (EU) to implement ten steps that will help Europe work towards a circular economy.

Macsween reaches zero waste to landfill goal

Haggis firm achieves zero waste to landfill goal

Haggis producer Macsween has announced that it has met its target for sending none of its waste to landfill.

Cumbria County Council aims to tackle food waste with new partnership with Great Green Systems

Cumbria County Council signs new composting contract to help tackle household food waste

Composting specialist Great Green Systems (GGS) has announced that its parent company Lock End Investments (LES) has signed a contract with Cumbria County Council to help divert household food waste away from landfill.

Tetra Pak is working on providing sustainable packaging to its customers

Tetra Pak uses bio-based plastic for carton packaging in Brazil

Tetra Pak has announced that all of the packages it produces in Brazil are now using bio-based low-density polyethylene (LDPE).

Hp ink catridges use recycled plastic from returned Hp cartridges and recycled  bottles

HP works towards closed loop model on ink cartridges with recycled plastic

Hewlett Packard (HP) has announced that it is working towards a closed loop model with 75% of all HP ink printer cartridges now being made using 100% recycled plastic.

Walmart chief executive Doug McMillon

Walmart joins forces with multinational companies to develop recycling fund

US retail giant Walmart has brought together members of its supply chain with the aim of developing a $100m 'Closed Loop Fund' to improve the US' recycling record.

Coca Cola aims to raise awareness about recycling

Coca-Cola promotes recycling in Bangladesh with arcade machine that runs on empty bottles

Drinks giant Coca-Cola has produced an arcade machine that runs on empty plastic coke bottles instead of coins to promote recycling in the city of Dhaka in Bangladesh.

The Resource Association welcomes the new consultation

Wales launches new guidance on waste collections

The Welsh Government has unveiled a consultation on new waste collection guidance that aims to help councils and businesses understand what recycling services they are legally obligated to provide under waste law.

Bacardi aims to eliminate landfill waste

Bacardi builds new warehouses using construction waste

Spirits giant Bacardi has announced that it has built three new warehouses at its rum distillery site in Puerto Rico from construction waste destined for landfill.

Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud

Designers recycle airliner on Channel 4 programme

Three designers, who specialise in turning scrap into cash, have made an array of new products from an Airbus aircraft which was featured on a Channel 4 programme hosted by Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud.

Business Secretary Vince Cable praises the Green Investment Bank for making investment in new plant

Business Secretary opens London's 'first' commercial-scale AD plant

Business Secretary Vince Cable has opened London's first commercial-scale anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Dagenham.

First product made from litter collected at the M&S Big Beach Clean Up

M&S unveils frisbee made from beach litter

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a frisbee made from plastic litter collected from beaches across the UK.

The scheme is being delivered by Zero Waste Scotland

Scottish businesses urged to make resource efficiency pledge

Businesses in Scotland are being urged to join a new scheme that aims to help them reap their share of an estimated £2.9bn worth of savings by using energy, water and raw materials more efficiently.

Unilever uses new packaging technology in Europe across its Dove Body Wash range

Dove Body Wash bottle to contain 15% less plastic

Unilever has announced that its Dove Body Wash bottles will contain at least 15% less plastic as a result of a newly developed packaging technology.

WRAP publishes support tool for local authorities

WRAP unveils TEEP 'Waste Regulations Route Map'

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has unveiled its 'Waste Regulations Route Map' to help local authorities understand what recycling services they are legally obligated to provide under waste law.

RCN urges healthcare organisations to use new guidance

Healthcare sector urged to strengthen staff training on waste management

Healthcare organisations need to strengthen staff training on waste management in order to reduce their impact on the environment and reduce costs, according to new guidance issued by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Left to right: First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones, Biogen chairman John Ibbett and Gwynedd Council councillor Huw Edwards

Wales' first purpose-built AD plant officially opens

Carwyn Jones, the First Minister of Wales, has officially opened Wales' first purpose-built anaerobic digestion facility in Llwyn Isaf, near Caernarfon.

British Airways takes off with sustainable jet fuel

British Airways gives green light to use waste for jet fuel

British Airways has announced that it will start producing jet fuel made from waste destined for landfill in order to reduce its carbon emissions.

The clothing chain wants to create a sustainable fashion future

H&M increases use of sustainable cotton

Clothing giant H&M has increased the use of sustainably sourced cotton in its products to 15.8%, up from 11.4% in 2012.

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