Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Plastic recycling overestimated in UK

Plastic recycling overestimated in UK

The level of plastic packaging waste recycled in the UK is “consistently” overestimated, according to a new report from Eunomia. Official statistics say that in...
Mothercare closes loop on baby clothes with redistribution scheme

Mothercare closes loop on baby clothes with redistribution scheme

Baby and materiality retailer, Mothercare, has partnered with charity Hubbub in a bid to redistribute 65,000 items of baby clothing to thousands of families...
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...
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...
65% plastics packaging recycling target achievable, study shows

65% plastics packaging recycling target achievable, study shows

The 65% recycling target for plastic packaging is achievable by 2025, according to a new study from Plastics Recyclers Europe and Deloitte Sustainability. The study...
Packaging business to trial coffee cup recycling

Packaging business to trial coffee cup recycling

Packaging business DS Smith is launching a series of trials ascertaining the validity of take-away coffee cup recycling next year. Commencing in January 2018, the...

Concrete strengthened by adding recycled plastic

Discarded plastic bottles could one day be used to build stronger, more flexible concrete structures, according to a new study. MIT undergraduate students have found...

EDP Renewables to recycle turbine blades with TRC

EDP Renewables has signed a deal with Thermal Recycling of Composites (TRC) to recycle its wind turbine blades. Under this agreement, the two companies will...

Cowabunga – researchers develop recyclable 3D printed surfboard

A researcher from Imperial College London has developed the world’s first 3D printed, recyclable surfboard. Dr Nathaniel Petre, from the Dyson School of Design Engineering,...

UK first as nation gears up for battery recycling plant

The UK is set for its first battery waste recycling plant following a partnership between resource efficiency company Ecosurety and Belmont Trading. The plant is...

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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...