World’s Consumption of Materials Hits Record 100bn Tonnes a Year

The amount of material consumed by humanity has passed 100bn tonnes every year, a report has revealed, but the proportion being recycled is falling. The climate and wildlife emergencies are driven by the unsustainable extraction of fossil fuels, metals, building materials and trees. The report’s authors warn that treating the …

More Than Twenty Thousand Tonnes of Tyres Were Recycled in the First Half of...

In a dozen tyre treatment plants in our country, tyres are  collected  through  a  collection  network  organised  by  recyclers.  This  network  includes  its  collecti-on  system,  as  well  as  individuals  and  legal  entity  collectors  with  whom  it  cooperates.  Tyres  also  get  to recycling centres from the waste producers such as tyre …

Christmas Jumpers Add to Plastic Pollution Crisis

Britons’ love of novelty Christmas jumpers is helping to fuel the world’s plastic pollution crisis, a report has warned. Whether emblazoned with flashing lights or alpine motifs, 12m jumpers are set to be snapped up this year, despite 65m already languishing in UK wardrobes. But as well as triggering huge …

Dumped Fishing Gear Is Biggest Plastic Polluter in Ocean, Finds Report

Lost and abandoned fishing gear which is deadly to marine life makes up the majority of large plastic pollution in the oceans, according to a report by Greenpeace. More than 640,000 tonnes of nets, lines, pots and traps used in commercial fishing are dumped and discarded in the sea every …

Better Latte Than Never… Compostable Coffee Pods Go on Sale

The first compostable one-cup coffee pods from a major manufacturer will go on sale this week in a battle to stop the 20bn pods used every year around the world from ending up in landfill. Italian espresso giant Lavazza is aiming to replace its entire range of home use capsules …

Rummaging Through Trash to Find Clean Energy

Landfills around the world are filling up. In 2016, humanity generated over 2 billion tonnes of waste. In the next 30 years, that figure is expected to grow to 3.4 billion. Where will all this waste end up? A recent report by UN Environment’s International Environmental Technology Centre outlines one …

US Top of the Garbage Pile in Global Waste Crisis

The world produces over two billion tonnes of municipal solid waste every year, enough to fill over 800,000 Olympic sized swimming pools. Per head of population the worst offenders are the US, as Americans produce three times the global average of waste, including plastic and food.  When it comes to …