Government and recyclers partnership offers the best solutions

During the recycling process, waste is converted into raw materials that can be further used in the production process. The use of recycled materials saves natural resources and energy. Recycling pollutes the air, water, and soil less than primary raw materials production. Recycling provides new jobs. Benefits are great but …

Glasgow Unveils Plans to Become Scotland’s First Circular City

Glasgow City Council has announced its ambitious plan become the first circular city in Scotland. Its Circular Economy Route Map will focus on cutting food waste and engage with universities and colleges to embed circular design principles in textile design courses to reduce and reuse waste. It has also set …

Global Resource Consumption ‘to Double by 2060’

By 2060, global consumption of raw resources is set to nearly double to 167 gigatonnes. That’s according to a new OECD report, which warns as the global economy expands, living standards rise and world population soars to 10 billion people, it will be mirrored by the projected increase in the extraction …

Lego Says It Will Eliminate Plastic by 2030

In children’s playrooms and family living room floors around the world, small plastic blocks are a staple. In today’s world, Lego is synonymous with plastic. For this reason, the recent news from Lego, that they will move to all non-plastic or recycled materials by 2030 is quite significant, even at …

Co-Op to Replace Single-Use Plastic Bags with Compostable Ones

Co-op has announced plans to scrap single-use plastic bags at its stores and replace them with biodegradable ones. The supermarket expects the move to eliminate around 60 million plastic bags as part of its phased rollout. Lightweight compostable carrier bags, which can be reused as food waste caddy liners, will be rolled out to almost …

Cities Around the World Lay the Groundwork for a Zero-Waste Future

Cities around the world are pledging to reduce waste over the next 12 years in an effort to curb global warming and eventually become zero-waste cities. During the Global Climate Action Summit, the C40 announced a new initiative that encourages cities to eliminate waste production and end the practice of …

Half Marathon in London Bans Plastic Bottles

The Harrow Half Marathon is to become the first major running event in London to ban single-use plastic bottles. Runners at the marathon on Sunday, 16th September, were not be able to refill their plastic bottles on the 13-mile course but were given biodegradable water sachets – called Ooho – …