Circular Economy

22nd September 2017
A Circular London Could Reduce Waste By 60%, Report Finds

A Circular London Could Reduce Waste By 60%, Report Finds

London’s waste could be reduced by as much as 60% if it adopts a circular economy model for its waste, a new report by the London Assembly Environment Committee has found. Its report, “Waste: The Circular Economy”, examines how a … Continue reading

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25th August 2017
PVC Recycling Figures Reach A New High

PVC Recycling Figures Reach A New High

The collection and recycling of waste PVC in the UK reached a new high of 120,392 tonnes in 2016, according to latest figures from Recovinyl, the PVC industry’s recycling scheme. It’s an increase of 12% compared to the previous year … Continue reading

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11th August 2017
Sadiq Khan Launches Plan To Make London A Zero Waste City

Sadiq Khan Launches Plan To Make London A Zero Waste City

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan today (11 August) launched plans to help make London a zero waste city. The Environment Plan consults on a number of waste targets and standards, including aiming for no biodegradable or recyclable waste to … Continue reading

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4th August 2017
Coffey Visits Coca-Cola Plastic Bottle Recycling Facility

Coffey Visits Coca-Cola Plastic Bottle Recycling Facility

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey visited Europe’s largest plastic bottle recycling facility to see how Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) plans to support the circular economy in Great Britain by doubling the amount of recycled PET used in all its bottles by … Continue reading

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2nd August 2017
Funding Boost For Councils To Target WEEE Reuse

Funding Boost For Councils To Target WEEE Reuse

Producers and retailers of electrical equipment have launched a fund of £665,000 aimed at supporting projects, led by local authorities, to deliver increased levels of reuse and recycling of waste electrical equipment. Proposals are now sought from local authorities working … 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
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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