Recycling articles

How Yerdle and Patagonia are boosting the sharing economy


The online marketplace and outdoor-product company are helping to reshape how people interact with their stuff

17 Apr 2014

SolarAid launches solar recycling research initiative


PhD project with University of Edinburgh to investigate how solar lights used in developing countries can be safely repaired and recycled

15 Apr 2014

Sainsbury's launches dedicated Easter egg recycling scheme

Grace Cunningham using Sainsbury's 100th recycling centre

Supermarket giant to provide special recycling points in store for Easter egg packaging in latest attempt to cut waste levels

14 Apr 2014

Supermarkets told to tackle waste by taking BOGOFs off the shelves

Peers call for urgent action to reduce the 15 million tonnes of food wasted in the UK each year - but rules out anaerobic digestion rollout

08 Apr 2014

How an ambitious waste strategy could slash the EU's carbon footprint

New report reveals how co-ordinated action to cut waste levels could create 750,000 jobs and deliver emissions savings equivalent to taking 40 per cent of cars off Europe's roads

07 Apr 2014

England unveil green World Cup strip made from recycled bottles

New Nike kits are made using material produced from 18 recycled plastic bottles

01 Apr 2014

Remanufacturing could add £5.6bn to UK economy

Report finds huge potential for turning expired goods into new products, but argues government will need to address barriers

26 Mar 2014

Bacardi barrel recycling serves up a greener rum

Barrels turned into mulch for Puerto Rico gardens under company's Greener Spirits sustainability plan

24 Mar 2014

Landfill bans could create almost 50,000 jobs

Analysis highlights economic and environmental opportunity to be gained from diverting the £3.8bn resources currently being landfilled

24 Mar 2014

Inside Levi's water recycling strategy

A first-of-its-kind pilot in China is expanding quickly. Now, the jeans maker is sharing its experience with other apparel companies

21 Mar 2014

Canary Wharf takes recycling efforts to the next level

Fresh from becoming first property company to secure Carbon Trust Waste Standard, Canary Wharf Group reveals how its waste management strategy is cutting costs and emissions

12 Mar 2014

Is closed loop thinking at risk of going around in circles?

A resource-efficient, circular economy could generate huge financial and environmental savings - but how can companies walk the talk?

06 Mar 2014

Resource constraints forcing up UK inflation, think tank warns

Green Alliance report says spike in food and energy prices added 0.5 per cent to inflation rate and will worsen if UK fails to tackle escalating resource risks

04 Mar 2014

Waste crime 'costing UK over £800m a year'

Waste industry report says more funding is needed to tackle fly-tipping, illegal waste sites, and growing "culture of criminality"

04 Mar 2014

Are recycling incentive schemes working?

Serco-backed study shows that local authorities that operate recycling incentive schemes are sending less waste to landfill, but lack of data makes analysis difficult

19 Feb 2014

How new regulations could help clean up the recycling industry

New rules requiring recycling sorting firms to undertake regular quality checks could help improve UK recycling rates

13 Feb 2014

Defra's plastic bag charge tangled in red tape, warn MPs

Environmental Audit Committee urges government to drop planned exemptions for small businesses and biodegradable plastic bags

06 Feb 2014

Crumbs! £125 on offer for old biscuit wrappers

Terracycle and McVitie's team up to expand collection and recycling incentive scheme

04 Feb 2014

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