UK team develop world's first green energy storage demonstrator to deliver carbon free power
The world’s first green energy storage demonstrator is now live in the UK and has brought carbon-free fuel, that can...
WRAP and OPRL (On-Pack Recycling Label) have announced a new partnership to reach the UK’s recycling targets. At least 70% of the UK’s packaging must be recycled by 2030, according to targets set out by the Circular Economy Package. The partnership will focus on providing consistent messaging on-pack to reduce confusion and improving the qualityread more
Cross-party MPs have backed an early day motion calling for a complete ban on plastic waste exports to the developing world. This follows warnings from the National Audit Office (NA) that millions of tonnes of plastic waste exported by the UK to developing nations ends up in landfill or as ocean litter. Liberal Democrat Tomread more
This is the unintended consequences of replacing plastic carrier bags with paper bags when it comes to disposal. Increased energy, emissions, vehicle journeys and more waste. The problem is not plastic itself, the problem is responsible recycling. Plastic has had a ban because of all of the harmful things it can do to the environment,read more
Contaminated and composite plastics in the waste stream – such as food trays, opaque bottles and textiles containing polyester – are currently in the ‘difficult’ or even ‘impossible’ to recycle category. Much of this material ends up in landfill or incineration after being discarded, which removes it from the materials cycle for ever. But whatread more
A rapid climate shift under way in the Barents Sea could spread to other Arctic regions, scientists warn. The Barents Sea is said to be at a tipping point, changing from an Arctic climate to an Atlantic climate as the water gets warmer. A conference in Norway heard that the Kara Sea and the Laptevread more