International

19th September 2018
Geminor Signs Contract To Export RDF From Guernsey To Scandinavia

Geminor Signs Contract To Export RDF From Guernsey To Scandinavia

European secondary fuels specialist, Geminor, has signed an agreement with the government of Guernsey to manage the export and recovery of circa 20,000 tonnes of processed refuse-derived fuel (RDF) per annum. The three-year contract, which commences in October 2018, will … Continue reading

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28th August 2018
London Leads 23 Cities In Pledge To Cut Waste Sent To Landfill

London Leads 23 Cities In Pledge To Cut Waste Sent To Landfill

23 pioneering cities and regions committed to significantly cut the amount of waste they generate, accelerating them on the path toward zero waste. By signing C40’s Advancing Towards Zero Waste Declaration, these cities and regions have pledged to cut the amount of waste … Continue reading

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10th August 2018
“Urgent Action” On Sustainable Development Needed From World’s Engineers

“Urgent Action” On Sustainable Development Needed From World’s Engineers

2,000 engineers and policymakers from more than 150 countries will meet in London to agree a worldwide response to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The first Global Engineering Congress (GEC 2018), to be held in Westminster for five … Continue reading

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10th August 2018
China Imposes Retaliatory 25% Tariff On US Scrap Imports

China Imposes Retaliatory 25% Tariff On US Scrap Imports

China has announced it will impose retaliatory 25% tariffs on $16bn of US goods, including wood waste, paper and paper waste and scrap metal. Beijing’s commerce ministry says it has been forced to retaliate to America’s “very unreasonable” levies on $16bn … Continue reading

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23rd July 2018
Government Hasn’t Faced Up To “Underlying Recycling Issues” – NAO

Government Hasn’t Faced Up To “Underlying Recycling Issues” – NAO

The UK’s approach to calculating packaging recycling rates is not sufficiently robust, and government appears not to have “faced up to underlying recycling issues”, says today’s (23 July) report by the National Audit Office (NAO). Reducing waste and using resources … Continue reading

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18th July 2018
Commonwealth Countries Unite To Tackle Ocean Plastic Pollution

Commonwealth Countries Unite To Tackle Ocean Plastic Pollution

Four more countries have signed up to UK and Vanuatu-led efforts to tackle ocean plastic, announced Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey yesterday (18 July) as she hosted the first meeting of the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance (CCOA). The Alliance, which was announced … Continue reading

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16th July 2018
Global Recycling “Definition” For Plastics Developed

Global Recycling “Definition” For Plastics Developed

With an aim of providing a “consistent metric to guide the efforts of sustainability for plastics in the Circular Economy”, two global international recycling organisations have developed a global definition governing the use of the term “recyclable” relating to plastics … Continue reading

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28th June 2018
Recycling Plastic Is “Making Ocean Litter Worse”, Report Claims

Recycling Plastic Is “Making Ocean Litter Worse”, Report Claims

A report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) today (28 June) claims that efforts to recycle plastic are a major cause of the marine litter problem. The report, written by public health expert Dr Mikko Paunio, sets out the … Continue reading

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