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Recycling articles

Why W Hotels, GM and a craft brewer are swapping trash in Austin

A recycling area sign

Texan city reveals how cross-industry co-operation can help slash waste levels and save money

19 Dec 2014

Juncker Commission delays rather than ditches waste and air quality packages


European Commission insists revised circular economy and pollution plans will be more ambitious than those on the table

16 Dec 2014

Coca-Cola and ECO Plastics sell off UK's largest plastic bottle recycling plant

Continuum bottle recycling plant

Investment firm Aurelius acquires ECO Plastics, as Coca-Cola Enterprises says it will continue to make green bottles

12 Dec 2014

EU must not bin waste and air quality rules, industry warns

Businesses and NGOs unite in call for Environment Secretary Liz Truss to persuade EU Commission to retain circular economy package

12 Dec 2014

WRAP enters new era with charitable status secured

Waste advisory body sees application for charitable status is approved, paving the way for it to access new funding streams

09 Dec 2014

UK missing 'remanufacturing triple win', Spelman warns

Remaking products can generate jobs, growth and conserve resources, finds inquiry led by former Environment Secretary

08 Dec 2014

London's Olympic Park boasts world-leading green features, so why does it have some of the worst recycling rates in the UK?

Jessica Shankleman reveals how even new developments are failing to improve London's abysmal recycling rates

25 Nov 2014

How London is seeking to raise its game on recycling

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

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

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

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