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Julie Hill announced as new chair of WRAP

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Author of The Secret Life of Stuff takes up new role at leading waste advisory body as it plans move to charitable status

22 Oct 2014

Incentives help to nearly double recycling rates

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Research from recycling rewards firm Greenredeem suggests incentives more effective at boosting recycling rates, compared with compulsory schemes

16 Oct 2014

Why renewable methane fuel smells like a rose

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Forming a closed-loop system, renewable natural gas is the most sustainable fuel available. How can we get a big RNG initiative moving?

10 Oct 2014

ReFood launches ReGrow as food waste goes full cycle

Anaerobic digestion operator unveils branded sustainable fertiliser that aims to close the cycle for food waste

01 Oct 2014

Getting to grips with the food waste problem

The EU is currently losing around 100 million tons of food a year to waste - Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik argues this scandal can not be allowed to continue

01 Oct 2014

Global waste management market to double in pursuit of zero-waste goals

Frost & Sullivan report predicts global industrial waste management services market to hit $750bn by 2020

18 Sep 2014

The universal language of food waste

WRAP's Dr Richard Swannell explores why governments around the world are starting to wake up to the food waste scandal

15 Sep 2014

Coca-Cola and Tesco to re-use successful recycling campaign

Coca-Cola, Tesco, and Nestlé all launch new recycling initiatives

09 Sep 2014

Is the circular economy concept finally coming of age?

Green Alliance's Jonny Hazell outlines how a flurry of new policy proposals suggests that resource efficiency is beginning to gain much needed traction in boardrooms

09 Sep 2014

Pickles launches £5m recycling reward scheme in latest bin collection salvo

Funding scheme offering vouchers to household that recycle is only open to councils with weekly bin pick ups

29 Aug 2014

Beyond energy: Maximising the value of renewable resources

The REA's Dr Nina Skorupska explores the many varied materials that renewable technologies produce and the role of certification in building markets for these products

27 Aug 2014

Morrisons uncorks carbon savings with new screw cap

Green Leaf cap promising to cut transport emissions and improve recycling rates to be piloted on supermarket's own-brand wine

26 Aug 2014

Why the world's biggest companies are investing in recycling

Interest in recycling is looping back around - and here's $100m to help make the circular economy a reality

22 Aug 2014

Green Investment Bank pumps £64m into Derby energy-from-waste plant

Long term loan financing to turn city's waste into enough low carbon power for 14,000 homes

21 Aug 2014

How old car batteries could power solar panels that are more efficient

MIT scientists recycle lead from batteries to form new perovskite solar cells

21 Aug 2014

All together now: 'Three lions made of waste...'

The home of English football now has three lions made of rubbish

14 Aug 2014

AkzoNobel toasts world's first fully compostable and recyclable paper cup

Special coating enables cup to be recycled without damaging paper fibres, potentially slashing waste to landfill

11 Aug 2014

North Face to trek towards ambitious recycled materials goal

Outdoor clothes and equipment firm to use only recycled polyester by 2016

07 Aug 2014

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