24th July 2017
Over A Quarter Throw Food Away Every Day, Waitrose Poll Finds

Over A Quarter Throw Food Away Every Day, Waitrose Poll Finds

More than a quarter of people throw away food every day, with an estimated 10% of all groceries binned amounting to £364 a year, according to a poll issued by Waitrose. Salad leaves, bread, fruit and vegetables, as well as leftovers and open … Continue reading

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21st July 2017
Gove To Make Pledge To Deliver A “Green Brexit” [UPDATED]

Gove To Make Pledge To Deliver A “Green Brexit” [UPDATED]

Environment Secretary Michael Gove is set to pledge to deliver a “green Brexit” today, according to reports. Mr Gove replaced Andrea Leadsom in the role following the snap general election. The prominent campaigner for Brexit’s “green” credentials have previously been … Continue reading

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19th July 2017
Marks & Spencer Reports 28% Reduction In Waste

Marks & Spencer Reports 28% Reduction In Waste

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has reported a 28% reduction in UK and Ireland waste as it details progress against its sustainable business plan, Plan A, for financial year 2016/17.  During the year, M&S continued to operate as a zero waste to … Continue reading

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17th July 2017
20% Of Lamps Sold In UK Non-Compliant, Analysis Suggests

20% Of Lamps Sold In UK Non-Compliant, Analysis Suggests

Recolight analysis suggests LED lamps that may breach WEEE regs, sold through online retailers, represent 20% of UK total lamp sales. Recolight, WEEE scheme for the UK lighting industry, has collated data to estimate the possible scale of WEEE non-compliance … Continue reading

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17th July 2017
Existing Economic Measures Can Bring Us Closer To Circular Economy

Existing Economic Measures Can Bring Us Closer To Circular Economy

A new study, released by the Reloop Platform and Zero Waste Europe, and produced by Rezero, claims that existing economic instruments can bring Europe to the next stage of the circular economy. The study examines existing measures and incentive schemes, … Continue reading

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14th July 2017
WRAP Report Shows Dropping Gate Fees

WRAP Report Shows Dropping Gate Fees

WRAP’s annual Gate Fees Report has found a number of changes since last year, most notable a drop in Material Recovery Facilities (MRF), Anaerobic Digestion (AD), and Energy from Waste (EfW) gate fees, whilst landfill gate fees have increased. In-vessel … Continue reading

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13th July 2017
Neil Parish MP Elected As EFRA Committee Chair

Neil Parish MP Elected As EFRA Committee Chair

Following yesterday’s elections for the chairs of Parliament’s select committees, it is the Conservative MP, Neil Parish, who will chair the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. The chairs of the departmental select committees were announced by the Speaker, the … Continue reading

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12th July 2017
Coca-Cola To Double Recycled Content And Trial Collection & Reward Scheme

Coca-Cola To Double Recycled Content And Trial Collection & Reward Scheme

Coca-Cola European Partners Great Britain as today unveiled its new sustainable packaging strategy in which it says it aims to double the amount of recycled plastic in all of its bottles to 50 percent by 2020, as well as trialling an “incentive-based … Continue reading

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