UK

13 12 2018

Government strategy envisions bio-based economy reaching £440bn in value, but industry sceptical it can get there without further policy support Ministers want to see the value of the UK's 'bioeconomy'...

11 12 2018

Following the conclusion of its recent consumer research, plastics recycling charity RECOUP has convenience is the key feature when it comes to Deposit Return Schemes. Following the conclusion of its...

29 11 2018

Toyota and PowerHouse Energy have entered talks to exploit the latter’s distributed modular gasification (DMG) technology in Japan and potentially worldwide. The DMG process uses waste plastic, end-of-life-tyres and other...

06 09 2018

Exports of waste from the UK to continental Europe in recent years have soared. The additional volumes have been a major factor in stabilising market conditions in countries such as...

29 06 2018

Waste wood export levels fell last year and the UK could be a net importer by the end of this decade, a key figure has predicted. Figures from the Wood Recyclers’...

13 06 2018

At its Ellesmere Port site Veolia is now using Lithium-Ion energy storage to improve the energy and environmental performance of its dedicated High Temperature Incinerator. At its Ellesmere Port site...

25 05 2018

Industry bodies have urged the Treasury to deploy new taxes to discourage single-use plastics and the use of virgin materials, while increasing the proportion of the materials that can be...

24 05 2018

‘Together, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rethink and reshape the future of plastic’. More than 40 major businesses have pledged to eradicate single-use plastics from packaging in an effort...

03 04 2018

A deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and cut the amount of waste and litter polluting land and sea will be introduced in the UK subject to consultation later...

16 03 2018

Focus on using taxes to reduce plastic waste from the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has been described as a ‘strong first step’, but waste experts have called for measures to encourage...

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