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 …

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation Launches Circular Cities Network

On 6 October the Ellen MacArthur Foundation hosts the launch event of its Circular Cities Network, a global network of city leaders who are pioneering the application of circular economy approaches to address today’s urban challenges. In an increasingly urbanised world – 75% of the population is expected to reside …

UK’s Billions of Takeaway Cups Could Each Take ’30 Years’ to Break Down

Coffee-addicted Britain is leaving a mountain of toxic waste for the next generation as scientists warn it could take decades for paper cups from Starbucks, Pret a Manger and other chains to decompose. The environmental cost of the coffee-to-go culture has been highlighted amid growing concerns that much of the …

Global dumpsite hazards led to 750 deaths in 7 months

This week at the 2016 ISWA World Congress in Novi Sad, Serbia ISWA announced the publication of its latest report, A Roadmap for the Closure of Waste Dumpsites. This roadmap will shape a fundamental part of ISWA’s agenda over the coming years as ISWA plans to invest significant energy into …

Roadmap to Close World’s Biggest Dumpsites Unveiled at ISWA Congress 2016

The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) has presented a roadmap for closing the world’s biggest waste dumpsites yesterday at the start if its annual Congress in Novi Sad, Serbia. As a measure to protect the environment and to assure better public health and safety, the organisation noted that open dumps …

New International Solid Waste Association President Inaugurated

At the ISWA Congress 2016 in Novi Sad, Serbia Antonis Mavropoulos was formally elected and inaugurated as the new President of the International Solid Waste Association. A Chemical Engineer by profession, Antonis has worked tirelessly over many years as founder and CEO of D-Waste, as well as in his capacity …

RENEXPO BiH 9. and 10.November

RENEXPO would like to draw your attention to the programs of Hydro Power and Water Management conferences at 3rd international platform for energy and environmental experts RENEXPO® BiH. 9th – 10th of November 2016 Hotel Hills, Butmirska cesta br. 18 a, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. On top of all …