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Global waste management market to double in pursuit of zero-waste goals

landfill and birds

Frost & Sullivan report predicts global industrial waste management services market to hit $750bn by 2020

18 Sep 2014

The universal language of food waste

Richard Swannell

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

A recycling area sign

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

Beyond energy: Maximising the value of renewable resources

The REA's Dr Nina Skorupska explores the many varied materials that renewable technologies produce and the role of certification in building markets for these products

27 Aug 2014

Why the world's biggest companies are investing in recycling

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

Long term loan financing to turn city's waste into enough low carbon power for 14,000 homes

21 Aug 2014

Veolia seeks to turn rubbish dump into solar farm

Plans submitted for 38MW solar array at disused clay quarry and landfill site

20 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

Which charity should bag Tesco's environmental donation?

Tesco asks public to vote for Scottish and Welsh charities that could benefit from £1.8m plastic bag levy funding each year

12 Aug 2014

Microsoft and iFixit launch gadget repair guidance site

Companies want to help people set up repair businesses to save the environment

08 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

Could this man really save the world?

Could GE Hitachi's Eric Loewen deliver the next generation nuclear reactor capable of providing the clean energy the world desperately needs?

06 Aug 2014

Wales flicks switch on largest food waste to energy plant

Biogen's £7.5m Waen plant in Denbighshire set to produce enough electricity to power city of St Asaph

05 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

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