As Australia celebrates the opening of State borders this week, a survey reveals that more than half of waste businesses in the UK have found their level of work lower than in 2019 after the impact of the pandemic.
A group of environmental organisations has told the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson that net-zero carbon emissions cannot be achieved if he allows continue development of energy-from-waste (EfW) plants.
As Victoria and Tasmania move closer to a CDS, Scotland is introducing the UK’s first deposit return scheme (DRS) which will see a 20 pence (p) fee added to single-use drinks containers in the country from 1 July 2022.
Stena Recycling of Sweden and household electronics producer Electrolux have developed a vacuum cleaner made entirely from recycled and reused materials. The plastics and components used come from end-of-life electronic products such as hairdryers, computers and other vacuum cleaners.
The contract to build two more EfW plants in the Moscow area indicates that the country is progressing in the implementation of its programme to landfill diversion, increase recycling and promote renewable energy.
Eight in 10 English councils have reported a massive rise in the volume of paper, cardboard, plastic and glass being collected since the national lockdown began. As a result, council costs are soaring.
Confusion over how the terms ‘biodegradable,’ ‘bioplastic,’ and ‘compostable’ has been addressed with the British Standards Institute (BSI) setting a stricter standard for those terms.
The Irish Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment published its Waste Action Plan (WAP) for a Circular Economy last month.
In an article published by Independent Commodity Intelligence Services, the European recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) market will continue to see significant variances in demand levels on a case-by-case bases, as well as lower availability of post-consumer bottles (PCB) toward the end of the month, though impact on prices will be limited.