We Have Broader National Awareness of the Need for Personal Engagement

It is a well-known fact that in 2017, the United States of America withdrew from the Paris Agreement. By signing it, states have committed themselves to the fight against climate change but above everything, to limiting the average temperature rise that causes global warming. Ever since then, the current American …

Wales Recycling Rate Hits 64 Per Cent Target Three Years Early

Wales again increased its overall recycling rate last year meaning it has now reached its target of recycling 64 per cent of household waste three years ahead of schedule, the Welsh government announced yesterday. Provisional Welsh waste and recycling figures for the year ending March 2017 show 64 per cent …

Nike Makes Air Max Shoebox from Recycled Milk Jugs and Coffee Lids

Nike is thinking inside the box—the shoe box, that is. 30 years after the Air Max 1 changed the sneaker industry forever, the sportswear giant is revolutionizing the shoe’s packaging with a polypropylene receptacle derived entirely from post-consumer recycled milk jugs, juice containers, and coffee-cup lids. The brainchild of Arthur …

Nespresso Bid to Recycle Coffee Pods

The coffee company Nespresso – part of the Swiss multinational Nestlé – is to trial a scheme to make it easier for consumers to recycle their used aluminium capsules in the UK, in the face of a growing environmental backlash against increasingly popular single-serve pods, many of which end up …

Households to Dump 235 Million Tonnes of Clothing in Landfill this Spring

Hundreds of millions of tonnes of clothing is set to be dumped in landfill this spring by UK consumers unaware that much of it can be reused or recycled, according to new research published today. In total, UK consumers are set to throw out 680 million items this spring, with …

Ministers Reject Calls for Charge on UK’s Disposable Coffee Cups

Ministers have rejected calls for a charge on the 2.5bn disposable coffee cups thrown away each year because they believe coffee shop chains are already taking enough action to cut down waste. Therese Coffey told the Liberal Democrats, who have urged the government to impose a 5p charge similar to …