Five workers were killed in the waste and recycling sector during 2011-12 according to latest statistics released by the Health & Safety Executive.
A centre that will pioneer scientific research to create renewable materials from bio-wastes, plants and microbes has officially opened in York.
Scotland is placing commercial gain over sustainability in its bid to become the world's first 'hydro nation'.
Work on a €2.4m wastewater treatment plant at Kilmallock in County Limerick will begin later this month, replacing a 1940s plant which has been outgrown by the size of the local population.
Global renewable energy will increase by 40% as green power "comes of age", according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Fears that power purchase problems are starting to prevent independent renewable generators from playing their part in the UK's energy mix has prompted the Government to issue a call for evidence to address market barriers.
Viridor has acquired JWT Waste Services, a Manchester-based recycling and collection business handling around 70,000 tonnes of material per annum.
The UK needs to make better use of its urban space for renewables projects, according to the pioneers of a new wind turbine.
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