Sustainability

22nd November 2017
Autumn Budget: Hammond Confirms Single-Use Plastics Tax & £30m To Tackle Waste Crime

Autumn Budget: Hammond Confirms Single-Use Plastics Tax & £30m To Tackle Waste Crime

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Autumn budget, published today (22 November), made a flurry of environmental announcements, including confirming that government will launch a call for evidence on a “tax system” for single-use plastics. The government will launch a … Continue reading

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17th November 2017
Are UK Supermarkets Set To Publish Food Waste Figures? [UPDATED]

Are UK Supermarkets Set To Publish Food Waste Figures? [UPDATED]

UK Supermarkets have agreed to report on food waste by company, using a common methodology, according to reports. The news was reported by The Grocer, which claims a source revealed that talks facilitated by the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) led … Continue reading

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13th November 2017
Gove To Consult On Post-Brexit Environmental Standards Body

Gove To Consult On Post-Brexit Environmental Standards Body

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced plans to consult on a new, independent body for environmental standards. Plans to consult on a new, independent body that would aim to hold Government to account for upholding environmental standards in England after we … Continue reading

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9th November 2017
Consumer Trends Will See Greater Focus On Food Sustainability In 2018

Consumer Trends Will See Greater Focus On Food Sustainability In 2018

Consumers in the UK and US will have a greater focus on the sustainability of the food they consume, the waste that is produced and the recyclability of packaging in 2018, according to new research. Innova Market Insights’ top five … Continue reading

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3rd November 2017
Marine Litter Rises 150% In A Year, Defra Figures Show

Marine Litter Rises 150% In A Year, Defra Figures Show

The number of litter items found on the sea floor around the UK has risen 150% in a year, according to figures released by Defra. The Department for Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) yesterday (2 November) published its England Natural … Continue reading

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27th October 2017
Northern Ireland’s Recycling Rate Reaches 50%

Northern Ireland’s Recycling Rate Reaches 50%

Northern Ireland’s household waste preparing for reuse, dry recycling and composting rate has reached 50% for the period between April and June 2017, an increase on the 46.4% recorded during the same three months of 2016. At council level, rates … Continue reading

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11th October 2017
One-In-Three Have Complained To Council About Waste “Issue”

One-In-Three Have Complained To Council About Waste “Issue”

A new survey has claimed more than a third (35%) of the UK public have complained to the council about an issue relating to waste or recycling, with 95% of those people having made at least one complaint within the … Continue reading

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10th October 2017
Construction Waste Reduced By Barratt Equivalent Of 725 Homes

Construction Waste Reduced By Barratt Equivalent Of 725 Homes

Barratt Developments PLC has reduced its annual waste consumption by over 15,100 tonnes, the weight equivalent of 725 homes, according to its published sustainability report. The new figures show it has already exceeded its 2020 waste reduction target three years … Continue reading

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