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

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

19 Dec 2014

Procter & Gamble hails global waste reduction progress

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Consumer goods giant sets itself four new environmental targets as part of latest sustainability report

17 Dec 2014

Juncker Commission delays rather than ditches waste and air quality packages

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

16 Dec 2014

Lib Dems must stand up to Tories over EU's pollution and waste laws, say green groups

Dan Rogerson accused of 'weasel words', after he fails to demand air quality and circular economy packages are retained

16 Dec 2014

Updated: UK 'silent' over Brussels' plans to ditch pollution and waste laws

Leaked document show Commission President wants to 'clear decks' so time and energy can be invested in proposals that will have biggest impact on jobs and growth

16 Dec 2014

End to tax relief for anaerobic digestion puts £130m potential investment at risk

Industry hits out at Chancellor's plans to exclude technology from investment tax breaks, warning emerging sector will be hit hard

15 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

More businesses than ever turning food and farm waste into energy

WRAP survey reveals the UK now hosts 117 anaerobic digestion plants

12 Dec 2014

UK eyes three advanced biofuels plants with £25m fund

Competition aims to drive development of plants producing biofuels from waste that boast emissions at least 60 per cent lower than fossil fuels

11 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

BusinessEurope accused of 'callous' attack on environmental policies

Europe's biggest corporate lobby group reveals latest demands include plan to water down EU green policy

26 Nov 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

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

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

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

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