Circular Economy

18th January 2018
First European Database Identifies Recovery Potential Of “Urban Mining”

First European Database Identifies Recovery Potential Of “Urban Mining”

Expert organisations have united to create the first European database of valuable materials available for “urban mining” from scrap vehicles, spent batteries, waste electronic and electrical equipment, and mining wastes. The Urban Mine Platform, created by 17 partners in project ProSUM … Continue reading

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17th January 2018
Commission Unveils First Europe-Wide Plastics Strategy

Commission Unveils First Europe-Wide Plastics Strategy

The European Commission has introduced the first Europe-wide strategy for plastics, which aims to protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, “turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe”, the Commission says. … Continue reading

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15th January 2018
Scotland Proposes Ban On Plastic-Stemmed Cotton Buds

Scotland Proposes Ban On Plastic-Stemmed Cotton Buds

Plans to introduce legislation to ban the manufacture and sale of plastic stemmed cotton buds have been announced by Scotland’s Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham in a bid to cut plastic waste. The proposals will be put to public consultation and … Continue reading

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12th January 2018
“Slim My Waste” – Food Waste Trial Success In Bristol

“Slim My Waste” – Food Waste Trial Success In Bristol

Initial findings from the Bristol Waste Company’s food waste trial “Slim My Waste – Feed My Face” has shown high levels of engagement and extremely encouraging results, including an 87 percent increase in food waste collected. The project was run in … Continue reading

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12th January 2018
Whodunit? The Resources & Waste Policy Riddle Continues…

Whodunit? The Resources & Waste Policy Riddle Continues…

UK resources and waste policy is seemingly evolving like a serialised “whodunit?”, says Gev Eduljee, a non-executive director at Resource Futures. In the wake of the Government’s 25-Year Plan unveiling yesterday (11 January), he analyses how it related to our … Continue reading

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11th January 2018
Taking An (Un)Fashionable Approach To Waste Management

Taking An (Un)Fashionable Approach To Waste Management

Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says that while investment and industry expertise might not be the height of fashion, they hold the key to turning the tide of waste and British companies need to prove they can … Continue reading

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11th January 2018
Dell Launches “Industry-First” Pilot To Use Recycled Gold From E-Waste

Dell Launches “Industry-First” Pilot To Use Recycled Gold From E-Waste

Dell has announced what it has called an “industry-first” pilot to use recycled gold from used electronics in new computer motherboards. The pilot follows a successful feasibility study on server motherboards. The closed-loop gold process could support the creation of … Continue reading

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5th January 2018
Organisations Respond To The EAC’s Calls For A “Latte Levy”

Organisations Respond To The EAC’s Calls For A “Latte Levy”

A number of waste and resources organisations, including CIWM, have this morning responded to calls from the Environmental Audit Committee for a 25p levy on disposable coffee cups, in its latest report, “Disposable Packaging: Coffee Cups”. CIWM would like to … Continue reading

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