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How London is seeking to raise its game on recycling

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LWARB launches two pronged attack to boost waste management efforts, as capital is revealed as worst in UK for recycling

20 Nov 2014

WRAP reveals plan to wrestle with daunting eWaste challenge

Piles of e-waste

New ESAP initiative to kick off with in-depth exploration of the complex waste challenges faced by the electronics industry

19 Nov 2014

The case for resource loops

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WRAP's Dr Liz Goodwin argues that the circular economy is on the brink of some game-changing innovations

18 Nov 2014

Electrical industries commit to circular economy push

B&Q, Dell, Microsoft and Next among those signing up to new Electrical and Electronic Sustainability Action Plan

18 Nov 2014

WRAP reveals plan for next wave of retail waste reduction

Agency confirms it is already working with government and industry on waste reduction goals as part of Courtauld 2025 initiative

11 Nov 2014

UK among lamp recycling's leading lights

New industry figures show Germany is top EU state for lamp recycling, followed by UK and France

11 Nov 2014

Green Investment Bank backs £320m waste recycling and energy plant

Yorkshire facility set to process 320,000 tonnes of waste each year, producing 203GWh of electricity

04 Nov 2014

From tyres to trainers, Timberland announces pioneering recycling partnership

Outdoor wear giant launches Timberland Tires, in a bid to ensure old tyres get a new lease of life

04 Nov 2014

Devolution and the circular economy

Jonny Hazell of Green alliances asks if renewed calls for devolution provide a boost to green business models

03 Nov 2014

Ministers accused of having 'heads in the sand' over waste problems

Environmental Audit Committee chair says government should be doing far more to shift the UK towards a resource-efficient circular economy

01 Nov 2014

M&S recyclable PaperTies to replace plastic and wire clips

Packaging innovation for toys is easier to open and can be put in kerbside paper recycling bins, retailer says

27 Oct 2014

Footwear industry wakes up to waste

Consumer demand for sustainable shoes is prompting manufacturers to change tack

23 Oct 2014

Julie Hill announced as new chair of WRAP

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

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

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

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