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  • Tesco cuts 200,000 tonnes of food waste from operations

    Tesco cuts 200,000 tonnes of food waste from operations

    Tesco has worked in partnership with its suppliers to cut 200,000 tonnes of food waste from their combined operations. This comes as Tesco published its own food waste data for the eighth year yesterday (23 September) and encourages other retailers and food companies to do the same. Food waste reporting for UK retailers is currently […] More

  • Tesco and OLIO launch the UK’s largest food sharing scheme

    Tesco and OLIO launch the UK’s largest food sharing scheme

    UK supermarket chain Tesco has joined together with food sharing app OLIO to challenge excess food waste and provide for local communities. A trial was held earlier this year that saw OLIO and Tesco work together in 250 stores. Over the six months they managed to save nearly 195,000 portions of food and feed nearly […] More

  • Dover Corp. completes acquisition of Soft-Pak

    Sicon strikes alliance with Turkish baler and shear maker

    Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling (WCR), a nonprofit environmental organization based in southwestern Pennsylvania, has received a $46,500 grant from the Foam Recycling Coalition (FRC), Falls Church, Virginia, to add a foam densifier to its drop-off facility that recovers hard-to-recycle materials. According to a news release from FRC, WCR oversees recycling activity in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, […] More

  • Recresco invests in additional air-based glass recycling systems

    Recresco invests in additional air-based glass recycling systems

    Sponsored content Glass recycling company Recresco has recently invested in a further three air-based glass recycling separation systems in addition to its existing one, produced by waste management company Impact Air Systems. The product, named the Zigzag Air Classifier (ZAC800) system, is expected to streamline the efficiency of Recresco’s operations, allowing the company to process […] More

  • Joint efforts needed to achieve cleaner Mediterranean

    Joint efforts needed to achieve cleaner Mediterranean

    (Source: Pixabay, Rafael Sampaio) The joint EEA and UNEP/MAP report ‘Towards a cleaner Mediterranean Sea: a decade of progress’ takes stock of the progress achieved and challenges ahead in the Unionfor the Mediterranean (UfM) Horizon 2020 initiative for a cleaner Mediterranean (H2020). According to the report, the current interventions are effective in keeping up with […] More

  • World’s biggest plastic polluters named and shamed in new report

    World’s biggest plastic polluters named and shamed in new report

    The world’s biggest plastic polluters have been called out in a new report from The Changing Markets Foundation. Released today (17 September), ‘Talking Trash: The Corporate Playbook of False Solutions’ accuses big plastic polluters of obstructing and undermining legislative solutions to the plastics crisis for the past few decades. With research in over 15 countries […] More

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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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