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Green Investment Bank backs £110m waste wood to energy project

Widnes power plant expected to save 1.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions

24 Nov 2014

EU votes to end scourge of plastic bags

Cooperative compostable carrier bag

Scottish supermarkets report fall of up to 90 per cent in bag use, as EU votes through landmark legislation to tackle plastic waste

21 Nov 2014

Nestlé tastes sweet success with on-site green energy plant

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Anaerobic digestor set to generate £350,000 of revenue for Rolo and Fruit Pastilles factory

21 Nov 2014

'Poo bus' promises green revenue stream for Wessex Water

Company hopes Bio-Bus powered entirely by biogas from human excrement and food waste could prove fore-runner for a new green fleet

21 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

Number of businesses with ISO 14001 soars to 300,000

IEMA welcomes latest data on popular environmental management standard

19 Nov 2014

Peers mull measures to tackle food waste mountain through supermarket donations

Following call to end buy one get one free offer, House of Lords Committee weighs up new push to make it easier for supermarkets to redistribute unsold produce

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

Green groups and businesses urge Juncker to save pollution and waste policies

NGOs and EU industry waste management companies write to Commission president calling on him to back green growth

17 Nov 2014

Juncker accused of seeking to roll back green growth agenda

Liberal MEPs say new Commission President wants to ditch plans for tighter air quality and waste policies

14 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

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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