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15th June 2018
170,000t Of Plastic Packaging Lost In Kenyan Environment Annually

170,000t Of Plastic Packaging Lost In Kenyan Environment Annually

A new report commissioned by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA), and delivered by Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd and Capital Operating Partners, estimates that around 174,000 tonnes of plastic packaging is either left in the environment, or taken to illegal dump … Continue reading

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14th June 2018
“Plastic Isn’t The Problem”, Marine Litter Expert Tells #RTF18 Delegates

“Plastic Isn’t The Problem”, Marine Litter Expert Tells #RTF18 Delegates

Plastic isn’t the problem when it comes to plastics in the marine environment, the issue comes from how plastic is used and disposed of. This was the message from marine litter expert, Richard Thompson OBE, on day two of Resourcing the Future 2018.  Addressing delegates, Professor Richard … Continue reading

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5th June 2018
UK & EU Authorities Urged To Take Action On Waste Export

UK & EU Authorities Urged To Take Action On Waste Export

The RDF Industry Group has called on the UK Government and EU to “take action” to enable refuse derived fuel (RDF) export to Europe to continue unhindered after Brexit.  To ensure that the environmental and economic benefits of RDF export … Continue reading

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30th May 2018
Poland Links String Of Waste Fires To China’s Import Ban

Poland Links String Of Waste Fires To China’s Import Ban

Poland has linked a string of recent waste fires, which it says were started deliberately, with China’s decision to ban imports of certain waste products. According to reports by Reuters news agency, more than 60 fires took place at dumps … Continue reading

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18th May 2018
UK Environmental Watchdog Plans Are “Toothless” & Lack “Legal Punch”

UK Environmental Watchdog Plans Are “Toothless” & Lack “Legal Punch”

ClientEarth has called on the UK government to strengthen its plans for an environmental watchdog after Brexit, labelling the current plan “toothless”. It has published a new report that outlines what it says the legal powers the watchdog will “need” … Continue reading

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17th May 2018
Industry Leaders Join Forces To Make Fashion Circular

Industry Leaders Join Forces To Make Fashion Circular

At the Copenhagen Fashion Summit yesterday (17 May), some of the biggest names in fashion are joining forces to create a thriving industry based on the principles of a circular economy. Make Fashion Circular builds on the vision outlined in … Continue reading

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17th May 2018
New Global Report To Help Cities Manage Their Food Waste

New Global Report To Help Cities Manage Their Food Waste

A new global report that aims to help cities manage their food waste has been launched by the World Biogas Association (WBA), setting out the “best practices for preventing and reducing food waste”. The report, titled ‘Global Food Waste Management: An Implementation Guide … Continue reading

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11th May 2018
China Launches Nationwide Inspections Targeting Illegal Dumping

China Launches Nationwide Inspections Targeting Illegal Dumping

China will soon launch nationwide inspections targeting the illegal transfer and dumping of waste, Zhou Zhiqiang, a senior official with China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) said at a press briefing today (11 May).  His comments came after officials … Continue reading

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