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Footwear industry wakes up to waste

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Consumer demand for sustainable shoes is prompting manufacturers to change tack

23 Oct 2014

Julie Hill announced as new chair of WRAP

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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

MPs slam Defra's decision to bin waste management policies

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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee calls for local recycling targets in England, warning country is on track to miss 2020 targets

22 Oct 2014

How Scotland is seeking to stamp out carrier bag waste

As Scotland starts charging for single use bags from today, BusinessGreen looks at the finer details of the waste-tackling policy

20 Oct 2014

How Rupert Murdoch's News UK is quietly leading the media fight against climate change

Chris Taylor, chief operating officer for The Sun and The Times' publisher, outlines how it has slashed waste, water and carbon emissions

17 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

How O2 is mainstreaming charger-free phones

BusinessGreen Leaders waste project of the year set to put an end to the 'spaghetti' of chargers lying around our offices

13 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

Manchester United's latest Spanish signing could be its most important yet

England's most popular mid-table team enlists Abengoa as its first Official Sustainable Technology Partner

03 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

The universal language of food waste

WRAP's Dr Richard Swannell explores why governments around the world are starting to wake up to the food waste scandal

15 Sep 2014

Coca-Cola and Tesco to re-use successful recycling campaign

Coca-Cola, Tesco, and Nestlé all launch new recycling initiatives

09 Sep 2014

Is the circular economy concept finally coming of age?

Green Alliance's Jonny Hazell outlines how a flurry of new policy proposals suggests that resource efficiency is beginning to gain much needed traction in boardrooms

09 Sep 2014

US opens first commercial-scale advanced biofuels plant

Project Liberty set to produce 76 million litres of fuel a year from corn waste

04 Sep 2014

Pickles launches £5m recycling reward scheme in latest bin collection salvo

Funding scheme offering vouchers to household that recycle is only open to councils with weekly bin pick ups

29 Aug 2014

Plastic bag use plummets following Northern Ireland levy

Assembly confirms five pence levy has delivered desired reduction in plastic bag use

29 Aug 2014

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