Closed loop recovery processes could soon be superseded by 'open loop' systems whereby manufacturers source and utilise waste materials from outside of their supply chains.
Environment secretary Caroline Spelman has unveiled plans to shake-up environmental regulations - by scrapping more than 50 'obsolete' regulations following a red tape review.
Nairn's Oatcakes is making good progress on a zero waste to landfill ambition - achieving a recycling rate of 90% for waste generated from its Edinburgh manufacturing sites.
Businesses have called on the Government to commit to the green economy and clarify how it intends to drive its growth ambitions with its long-term climate change objectives in tomorrow's (March 21) budget announcement.
Packaging and paper manufacturer Smurfit Kappa (SK) has invested £98m in its Townsend Hook paper-making facility in Kent.
Sustainable product manufacturer Kingspan is set to develop its renewable operations with the launch of Kingspan Wind.
Northumbrian Water (NW) is commissioning a new £1.3m hydro power plant at its water treatment works in County Durham.
BAA is set to recycle 75 tonnes of water a day when the newly developed terminal two opens at Heathrow Airport in 2014.
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