Sales of ethical products grew by more than 12% in 2012 pushing the value of the ethical market to more than £54bn, according to new report.
Local authorities in England spent £3.9bn managing household waste collections in 2012/13, according to new research.
Contamination levels for source-segregated municipal and business recyclate in the UK are "generally low", according to new research.
Renewable electricity generation increased by 28% in 2013 to 52.8 terawatt-hours (TWh), up from the 41.3 TWh recorded in 2012, according to official figures.
The Local Government Association is urging retailers to expand or introduce take-back services for unwanted goods to divert them away from landfill and encourage reuse.
The construction industry is being called on to prioritise and tackle emissions associated with building materials and products, known as embodied carbon.
Specialty chemicals firm Clariant today announced that it is joining an industry-wide initiative that aims to improve sustainability practices within the supply chains of the chemical industry.
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