A new environmentally wine screw cap that is easier to recycle is being rolled out by supermarket Morrisons.
Global carpet and sports pitches company Desso has appointed Robert-Jan van Ogtrop to its supervisory board.
Researchers at Ludwig Maximilians Universität (LMU) in Munich have developed a new process that will allow the rapid separation of different plastics. Led by Professor Heinz Langhals of LMU’s Department of Chemistry, a technique has been developed that allows for automated recognition of the constituents of a polymer, thus making sorting more efficient.
A number of SITA UK’s landfill sites could be turned into solar farms following a deal signed with British Solar Renewables (BSR). Although SITA already generates energy from landfill gas at a number of capped sites, it tendered for the exclusive rights to set up solar farms on closed sites.
Nestlé’s premium coffee brand Nespresso has announced plans to increase the recycling capacity for its aluminium capsules to 100 per cent globally. Currently, the capacity exists where 75 per cent of its customers worldwide can order a recycling bag to return the aluminium capsules when they order coffee online as a Nespresso Club Member or
Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has revealed that 215 million fewer single use carrier bags have been used in the first year of the 5p levy. The first set of official statistics since the levy was introduced show that there was a 72 per cent reduction in use of these bags, representing a