Ground-breaking Manchester project led by Craghoppers brand ambassador researches sustainable crop production systems in an urban environment Leading outdoor brand Craghoppers is pleased to announce that one of its UK-based sponsored projects, the Salford Biospheric Project, has been named as one of only five ‘Green Champions’ at this year’s Green Apple Built Environment Awards, beating […]
Forth Ports and SITA UK have announced a long-term partnership that will see the creation of a major recycling and resource hub based at the Forth-owned Port of Tilbury on the River Thames. As part of the partnership, SITA UK has acquired Nordic Recycling from Forth Ports for an undisclosed sum. SITA UK will also
An awareness campaign has been launched by the Environment Agency to notify exporters of its intention to issue Fixed Penalty Notices from October on illegal shipments. A letter has been sent to producers, exporters, brokers and importers of waste shipments to notify them of the three-month campaign.
The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has welcomed the appointment of Liz Truss as Environment Secretary. In the reshuffle undertaken by Prime Minister David Cameron, the South West Norfolk MP was named as the replacement of Owen Paterson. ESA director general Barry Dennis said: “We welcome the appointment of Elizabeth Truss MP to the position of
A partnership deal has been signed between Smurfit Kappa and supply chain engineers ESTL to cut down on the amount of packaging and supply chain waste. The partners will work together to help brand owners to develop the most innovative and cost-effective packaging solutions. They will use Smurfit Kappa’s supply chain optimisation tools, such as
The European Environment Agency (EEA) has suggested that European governments should consider cutting labour taxes such as income tax to raise taxes on inefficient resource use and environmental pollution. In a new report, Resource Efficient Green Economy and EU Policies, EEA suggests that environmental taxes could encourage job creation but are under-used in the EU,
Owen Paterson has been replaced by Liz Truss in the role of Environment Secretary. Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed the change as part of a wider reshuffle in his Twitter feed. Liz Truss is MP for South West Norfolk and was elected in 2010. She will replace Owen Paterson who served in the role from
The disjointed way recycling is organised across the UK means we are losing an estimated £1.7 billion in material and reuse value each year, according to a report from the Circular Economy Task Force.
Data published by WRAP has shown that 8.3 billion thin-gauge (single use) carrier bags were used by supermarket customers in 2013.
Major brewery SABMiller has said that it wants to reduce its waste impact by encouraging ways that its beer bottles can be returned for reuse.