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    Towers lit for Recycle Week

    Nearly 90% of UK households now recycle regularly, WRAP has said to mark the start of Recycle Week. The 17th annual week this year starts on 21 September under the banner ‘Together – We Recycle’ and will see national landmarks lit for the occasion. WRAP said its statistics from surveys during the lockdown and in […] More

  • News in brief – 15/09/20

    News in brief – 15/09/20

    New Board members at London Waste and Recycling Board signal new business plan ambitions and priorities The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has today announced four new appointments to its Board to help work towards its new five-year business plan period. The business plan is focused on accelerating London’s transition to a low-carbon, circular […] More

  • Green Alliance to act as secretariat for parliamentary environment group

    Green Alliance to act as secretariat for parliamentary environment group

    Led by a new cross-party committee chaired by Anthony Browne MP, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Environment (APPG) is relaunching with Green Alliance taking the reins as secretariat. The APPG will also be hosting an event every fortnight that focuses on major policy issues affecting the environment. Founded in 1979, Green Alliance has a […] More

  • Waste Management Wins Technology Award for Innovative Environmental Platform

    Waste Management Wins Technology Award for Innovative Environmental Platform

    At the virtual Ignition Community Conference, Waste Management (WM) is accepting the 2020 Firebrand Award for its landfill technology and automation platform advances. The Company designed an internal solution then contracted with SCS Engineers’ RMC Practice, and Vertech Industrial Solutions to deploy WM’s new innovative ‘Connected Landfills’ pilot. “Waste Management is excited to be recognized […] More

  • Mondi introduces paper-based packaging - Solid Waste & Recycling

    Mondi introduces paper-based packaging – Solid Waste & Recycling

    VIENNA, Austria – Packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi is launching a fully recyclable 80 percent paper-based packaging solution for cold meats and cheese. The new packaging will reduce plastic usage for Austrian dairy producer SalzburgMilch by approximately 40 tonnes per year, compared to its previously used rigid plastic trays. Mondi has launched its PerFORMing removable […] More

  • WRAP forecasts clear-out of 67 million clothes after lockdown

    Parliamentary group report calls for sustainable fashion action

    Developing sustainable fabrics, boosting textile recycling and bringing textile manufacturing jobs back to the UK are some of the key recommendations put forward in a new parliamentary report compiled by behaviour change charity Hubbub on sustainable fashion. As part of the charity’s Greenprint for a Better Britain, a manifesto designed to ensure the UK’s recovery […] More

  • Hubbub launches 'Greenprint' manifesto for UK’s Covid-19 recovery

    Hubbub launches ‘Greenprint’ manifesto for UK’s Covid-19 recovery

    A levy on fast fashion items and mandatory reporting of food waste for large retailers are among the policy recommendations made in behaviour change charity Hubbub’s manifesto  sustainable recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Launched on 8 September, Hubbub’s Greenprint for a Better Britain has surveyed businesses, local government and charities to come up with policies […] More

  • Dover Corp. completes acquisition of Soft-Pak

    Atar Capital buys WinCup – Recycling Today

    WasteExpo Together Online kicked off Sept. 14 with a keynote conversation between Waste Connections Inc. Executive Chairman of the Board Ron Mittelstaedt and National Waste & Recycling Association President and CEO Darrell Smith. The conversation spanned a number of topics, including Mittelstaedt’s perspective on his more than three decades in the industry, the emerging role […] More

  • Tesco introduces first recycled food-grade soft plastic packaging

    Tesco introduces first recycled food-grade soft plastic packaging

    UK supermarket Tesco is set to trial new recycled food-grade soft plastic packaging on a range of cheeses in its stores this week, the first time that soft plastic packaging has been recycled into safe food-grade packaging. Soft plastic packaging is used regularly to package foods like bread, cucumbers and meat, due to its ability […] More

  • CIWM to promote Circular Economy Club certificate

    CIWM to promote Circular Economy Club certificate

    The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has announced that it will be partnering with the Circular Economy Club (CEC) to promote a new circular economy certificate. CIWM will be promoting the CEC Certificate ‘Principles and Business Models in a Circular Economy’ course to its members, affiliated organisations and clients. The CEC Certificate is a […] More

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