The Local Government Association has revealed proposals outlining how householders could be charged according to the amount of waste they produced.
The tick-box culture of national targets and league tables are distracting the UK from the real goal of sustainable waste management.
A Sino-German industry forum has agreed to put together joint working parties to discuss environmental technologies and alternative energy sources.
Renovators across New York state are being offered cash to take the financial sting out of the tail of incorporating energy reduction features into their homes.
Flicking through brochures of exotic destinations might be part of the fun when planning a holiday but, according to Recycle Now, it's a habit that creates a mountain of extra waste.
Two rivers supplying water to one sixth of the people in China are heavily polluted and threaten the health of the population, according to state media.
Neglected sites can often be rich havens for wildlife, harbouring rare species of birds and mammals - a fact which needs to be considered during their clean-up, says Jane Forshaw
A mechanical process has been developed which can deal with both food and packaging waste at the same time in a single batch. Ed Mant explains
Economic and environmental regulators are important drivers for emerging energy and waste recovery technologies, as Paul Lowe explains
Water UK's Steve Ntifo, environment and science adviser, and Bruce Horton, policy development adviser, discuss the role of energy from sludge in cutting carbon emissions
Surveying can be the most practicable and cost-effective way of delivering smell-free wastewater treatment in residential areas, argues Bryan Pickering, principal process engineer at MWH
Ian Sully, managing director of Auma Actuators' UK operation, explains the advantages and applications of bus protocols
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