Veolia: energy and heat are the missing pieces of the circular economy jigsaw
EXCLUSIVE: Businesses are missing out on the benefits of taking a closed-loop approach to energy and heat consumption due to being too "hung-up" on waste-driven models, the head of circular economy at Veolia has claimed.
Peterborough opens £72m energy recovery plant
A new state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Peterborough is expected to help the city divert 95% of its waste from landfill.
Record 125,000 tonnes of carpet diverted from UK landfill
More than 125,000 tonnes of carpet was reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2015 by industry recycling group Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) - an 11% increase on 2014.
LowCVP calls for collaboration to develop 'trucks of the future'
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is calling on Britain's fleet operators and local authorities to band together to create a new low-carbon market for heavy goods vehicles.
Veolia puts Leeds at heart of circular economy ambition
Waste and water giant Veolia wants Leeds to become "a hub for circular economy innovation", induced by a flagship energy-from-waste (EfW) plant that the firm says will provide a multiple boost for the city.
Formula 1-style energy recovery system could reduce lorry emissions by 25%
A French start-up claims to have developed the world's first Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for road freight vehicles.
Viridor snaps up Nestle's Inder Poonaji to drive sustainability strategy
Waste management firm Viridor has recruited Nestle's former head of sustainability, Inder Poonaji, to direct its own sustainability, safety, health environment and quality divisions.
Circular economy package: Policy priorities for the UK
The European Commission's long-awaited circular economy package must take into consideration renewable and decentralised energy, economic growth and voluntary agreements as a means to minimise waste across the continent.
Viridor on track for zero-waste-to-landfill at EfW plants
Waste disposal firm Viridor has taken a major step towards becoming zero-waste to landfill in its Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) thanks to a new recycling deal with a carbon-negative aggregate specialist.
North London eyes new energy recovery project to hit 50% recycling target
The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has unveiled bold plans to develop a new £500m energy recovery facility that will generate electricity from non-recyclable waste to power local homes and businesses.
Sustainability Live 2015 preview: 10 reasons to visit
The UK's leading hub for energy and sustainability solutions returns to the NEC Birmingham next week (21-23 April) with a host of exciting features, a brand new high-level conference, and a special secret we are about to reveal...
Landfill closures promote waste as resource
Waste management firm Viridor has hailed the closure of two landfill sites as the "end of an era" as non-recyclable waste is instead being transformed into energy.
Packed seminar programme answers 'how to' for energy and sustainability managers
A programme of 36 CPD-accredited seminars, three workshops and more than 120 speakers will answer the practical 'how-to' questions posed by energy and sustainability managers from organisations of all sizes and from all sectors at Sustainability Live 2015.
Environment & Energy Awards 2015: Finalists revealed
Entries have been assessed and the shortlist has been drawn up for the 16th annual Environment & Energy Awards, which celebrate advancements in green technologies; excellence in energy and water management and outstanding business sustainability performances.
edie launches Sustainability Live conference for 2015
The speaker programme has been confirmed and registration is now live for a brand new, high-level conference at the UK's leading hub for energy and sustainability solutions for the business community.
Sustainability Live partners with edie for revamped 2015 event
The UK's leading hub of energy and sustainability solutions for the UK business community is back for another year - and this time, edie is taking centre stage with a host of new features, networking events and a high-level conference.
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.
SITA remains carbon-neutral with circular economy approach
The circular economy model adopted by recycling and waste management company SITA kept the firm carbon-neutral in 2013, despite emitting 578,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Designing energy-from-waste plants for communities off-piste
Imagine going up an 85-metre climbing wall and then imagine viewing an artificial ski slope when you reach the top. Now imagine skiing down that ski slope which happens to rest on top of the roof of a €500m energy-from-waste (EfW) plant. Your imagination is not running wild - this is about to become reality in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2017. Liz Gyekye reports.
New brownfield renewable energy projects to power 63,000 homes
Two former collieries are being given a renewable energy makeover with the construction of a new solar farm and a £200m energy centre together set to generate up to 43.5MW of electricity.
Is the food chain missing a closed-loop link?
The benefits of a circular model are clear when it comes to most waste streams, but how many people consider closing the loop when it comes to food waste? Can food go circular?
Microsoft, Sony and Panasonic commit to more responsible recycling
Microsoft, Panasonic, Xerox and Sony America have teamed up to back a new programme to encourage more reuse and responsible recycling of used consumer electronics goods.
Circular economy 'failing' to place value on energy recovery
EXCLUSIVE: The emerging circular economy agenda is overlooking the valuable role energy-from-waste (EfW) can play, a leading industry academic has warned.
Unilever: 200 sites now achieving zero non-hazardous waste to landfill
More than three-quarters of Unilever's global factory network no longer sends non-hazardous waste to landfill, up from 20% three years ago.
Supermarkets should pick food banks over AD, say peers
Supermarkets should redistribute unsold food to food banks rather than sending it to be recycled via anaerobic digestion (AD), a House of Lords committee has said.
UK Green Investment Bank invests £51m in energy-from-waste project
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is investing £51m in a proposed new energy-from-waste plant in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
Veolia calls on Government to back UK waste projects
The Government must support recycling and waste projects to encourage inward investment, according to Veolia Environnement UK and Northern Europe executive vice president Estelle Brachlianoff.
Defra calls for evidence on RDF market
Defra has issued a call for evidence on the refuse derived fuel (RDF) market in England in order to "fill the gaps" in its evidence base.
Viridor switches on Runcorn energy recovery plant
Waste management and recycling firm Viridor has confirmed that it has switched on its Runcorn energy recovery plant.
UK residual waste treatment infrastructure facing troubled future, report suggests
Residual waste treatment infrastructure will be unable to cope with waste volumes over the next ten years, according to a new report published by recycling and waste management firm SITA UK.
Carpets and clothing that harness energy may soon be a reality say researchers
Energy harnessing carpets, mobile devices that can be charged on the move and wearable energy harvesting structures could soon be a reality, according to a new study.
UK GIB invests £20m in new energy-from-waste centre
UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is investing in a new £250m energy recovery centre to be built in Teesside.
EU countries exceed plastic packaging recycling goals
Europe's recycling rate for plastic packaging in 2012 hit 34.7%, according to new research.
House of Lords evidence session targets economic value of waste
A House of Lords committee is meeting today to explore the opportunities of creating a multi-million pound economy from waste products across agriculture, industry and households.
England left trailing in UK circular economy race
England is a poor circular economy contender compared with Scotland and Wales due to its focus on the bottom of the waste hierarchy, new research claims.
London Underground heat to be pumped into homes
Waste heat from London Underground tunnels and an electrical substation is to be piped into homes in a groundbreaking scheme announced today (November 15).