Thursday, January 17, 2019

Renault & Powervault to reuse EV batteries in home storage

Renault and Powervault have formed a partnership to re-use electric vehicle batteries in home energy storage units. This partnership will reduce the cost of a...
Manufacturers urged to scrap ‘smorgasbord’ of plastic in packaging

Manufacturers urged to scrap ‘smorgasbord’ of plastic in packaging

The UK’s Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on manufacturers to scrap the “smorgasbord” of plastics which are used in packaging for key foods...
Unilever developing breakthrough food packaging technology

Unilever developing breakthrough food packaging technology

Unilever is pioneering breakthrough food packaging technology through a new partnership with start-up Ioniqa and PET resin producer Indorama Ventures. Ioniqa has developed a proprietary...

UK wakes up and smells the coffee (cup recycling)

Veolia is rolling out a UK-wide coffee cup recycling solution underscored by trials by partners such as Costa and Starbucks. With 84% of takeaway hot...
MPs call for ‘latte levy’ on disposable coffee cups

MPs call for ‘latte levy’ on disposable coffee cups

Britain is mulling a potential “latte levy” after the Environmental Audit Committee proposed a 25p tax on disposable coffee cups. The Committee also called on...
Manufacturers urged to scrap ‘smorgasbord’ of plastic in packaging

New UK initiative to tackle plastic pollution

A new collaborative initiative unveiled in The Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan aims to help turn the tide on the UK’s growing issue of...

Recycling grows up with fluorescent markers

A new technique using invisible tags to label plastic packaging could jumpstart a ‘quantum leap’ in UK recycling. Brunel University London has developed a set...
Viridor partners with major retailers to recycle black plastic

Viridor partners with major retailers to recycle black plastic

Viridor has joined forces with three major UK retailers – Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Sainsbury’s – and food packaging manufacturer Faerch Plast to...

Utah engineers develop world’s first 100% biodegradable maxi pad

A team of students led by University of Utah materials science and engineering assistant professor Jeff Bates has developed a new, 100% biodegradable feminine...
European bottled water industry makes recyclability pledge

European bottled water industry makes recyclability pledge

The European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) has pledged to increase the collection of PET bottles and up the overall use of recycled PET....

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Record amount of new UK offshore win capacity installed in 2018

Record amount of new UK offshore win capacity installed in 2018

More than 2 GW went operational in UK waters during 2018 – enough to power over 2,300,000 homes all year round. In 2018 eight new...
Ørsted to invest £23bn in green energy

Ørsted to invest £23bn in green energy

Ørsted has this week revealed its new strategic ambition and financial targets, including plans to invest £23 billion in green energy towards 2025. “We expect...

Solarcentury gets green light for Spanish solar power projects

British power company Solarcentury has received the green light to construct four solar parks in Seville, Spain. The projects, known as “Cerrado Cabrera”, “El primo...