Circular Economy

19th April 2018
EU Parliament Adopts Ambitious New Recycling Targets

EU Parliament Adopts Ambitious New Recycling Targets

MEPs in the European Parliament yesterday (18 April) backed ambitious recycling targets set out in the EU’s Circular Economy Package. By 2025, at least 55% of municipal waste (from households and businesses) should be recycled by member states. The target … Continue reading

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18th April 2018
Innovative New App Aims To Encourage Circular Fashion

Innovative New App Aims To Encourage Circular Fashion

The UK’s first app for the recycling of unwanted clothing, reGAIN app, has launched, marking a significant step forward for the creation of a circular economy in fashion. The app helps consumers turn unwanted clothes into discount coupons for leading retailers … Continue reading

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12th April 2018
Advetec Invests £600,000 In Organic Waste Research

Advetec Invests £600,000 In Organic Waste Research

Advetec, a company involved in the treatment and reduction of solid and liquid organic waste, is expanding its operations with a £600,000 investment in pilot plants and laboratories test and trial pre- and post-treatment liquid and solid organic waste streams. The … Continue reading

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6th April 2018
World’s Electricity Generated By Renewables Rises To 12

World’s Electricity Generated By Renewables Rises To 12.1%

The proportion of world electricity generated by wind, solar, biomass and waste-to-energy, geothermal, marine and small hydro rose from 11% in 2016 to 12.1% in 2017. This corresponds to approximately 1.8 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide emissions avoided. A record 157 … Continue reading

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23rd March 2018
UK Will Vote In Favour Of EU Circular Economy Package

UK Will Vote In Favour Of EU Circular Economy Package

The UK will vote to in favour of the EU’s Circular Economy Package (CEP) when it comes to the Council, Defra has confirmed. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) confirmed that it has written to inform Parliament … Continue reading

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19th March 2018
Platform Launches To Crowdsource Circular Economy Solutions

Platform Launches To Crowdsource Circular Economy Solutions

Circle Economy, an Amsterdam-based social enterprise, with support from eBay Foundation, will launch Circle Lab, an online platform that utilises the power of the crowd to solve universal challenges with circular solutions. Circle Economy aims to mobilise a “global community of circular … Continue reading

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15th March 2018
Wales To Consider 80% Recycling Target By 2035

Wales To Consider 80% Recycling Target By 2035

The Welsh Government could set a target for councils to recycle 80% of its municipal waste by 2035, according to Hannah Blythyn AM, Welsh Minister for Environment, speaking today (14 March) at the CIWM Resource Conference Cymru. The event had … Continue reading

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13th March 2018
Veolia Opens Circular Facility To Recycle Glass Into Insulation

Veolia Opens Circular Facility To Recycle Glass Into Insulation

Knauf Insulation and Veolia have officially open a new high-tech glass recycling facility in St Helens. Each year, over 60,000 tonnes of used glass bottles and jars will now be given a new lease of life as the partners join … Continue reading

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