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Recycling articles

Why the world's biggest companies are investing in recycling

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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

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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

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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

Why American Eagle, H&M, Nike and Puma want your hand-me-downs

Almost 95 per cent of textiles can be reused or repurposed - I:Collect wants to kickstart the process, and it may be in a store near you

01 Aug 2014

Sainsbury's stacks up green achievements with recycled food crates

Company announces it has become the first UK retailer to deploy food crates made from 100 per cent recycled material

30 Jul 2014

Has waste hijacked the circular economy?

Susanne Baker of the EEF bemoans our willingness to equate the entire circular economy with simple efforts to boost recycling rates

28 Jul 2014

Southwest's innovative upcycling experiment

What can you do with 14 shipping containers of used leather? The airline is teaming with social entrepreneurs to find out

25 Jul 2014

DuPont and GM's lessons for closing in on zero waste

How dedicated are you to going landfill-free? One company did it in less than three years with few people, no capital and an unglamorous laundry list

25 Jul 2014

MPs demand action to end 'throwaway society'

Environmental Audit Committee report slams government over 'lack of leadership' and calls for bold new policies to usher in circular economy

24 Jul 2014

Sainsbury's reveals how power from food waste is taking supermarket off-grid

Biffa and Sainsbury's announce that Cannock store is now being power entirely by local anaerobic digestion facility

21 Jul 2014

How design can determine recycling habits

Dr Stewart Barr makes the case for recycling collection to be designed into buildings so it becomes part of a daily routine

16 Jul 2014

'Disjointed' recycling strategy costs UK £1.7bn a year

Moving to a more centralised Danish model could reduce inefficiencies and unlock billions in new investment, report finds.

15 Jul 2014

GreenBiz 101: From trash to treasure, the elusive quest for zero waste

Here's how companies and communities are looking to reuse almost everything we produce

04 Jul 2014

UK councils could be required to recycle 70 per cent of waste by 2030

Proposals from European Commission would require a significant increase in the proportion of UK waste diverted from landfill

02 Jul 2014

'World's first' fully recyclable coffee cup is coming to the UK

Green Your Cup inventor hopes to put an end to the 2.5 billion coffee cups thrown way every year

30 Jun 2014

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