Waste prevention will be a key focus for the Government over the next 12 months as it looks to concentrate its efforts further up the waste hierarchy, Defra recycling minister Lord Taylor has confirmed.
HSBC has invested $100m in a five-year Water Programme set up in partnership with WaterAid, WWF and Earthwatch, after reporting that gross domestic product (GDP) will be affected by water scarcity.
A group of major global hospitality companies have joined forces to launch a new tool to help measure and report on their carbon emissions.
The UK's deep geothermal resources could provide 9.5GW of baseload renewable electricity, equivalent to nearly nine nuclear power stations, according to a new report.
There is growing expectation that the Government's forthcoming code of practice for materials recovery facilities (MRFs) will address poor quality levels - but it must be embraced by the whole supply chain, WRAP has warned.
The Environment Agency (EA) has issued a number of flash flood warnings for the south east as torrential rainfall continues to cause surface water flooding.
The waste industry must reinvent itself in preparation for a circular economy if it is to have a vibrant future, leading policy-makers and economists have warned.
Business leaders have welcomed clarification from government on the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), but warned that there is "still plenty of work to do".
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