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21 01 2020 | 07:28

Asda joins forces with big brands to launch first sustainability trial store.

Asda has announced plans to trial a new sustainable store in Leeds to tackle plastic pollution. Asda has joined forces with some of the UK’s best-known brands to launch its first ‘test and learn’…

17 01 2020 | 07:27

Business strategies for cost-saving circular economy solutions.

Circular economy principles offer compelling strategic and operational benefits for the manufacturing industry. These include substantial cost savings, which companies should take advantage of,…

09 01 2020 | 09:12

Co-op commits to 100% recyclable packaging for own brand products.

The Co-op has announced a new commitment to only use 100% recyclable packaging for its own brand products. The Co-op has banned black plastic packaging from all its products and by the summer of…

13 12 2019 | 09:41

Buxton water bottles will now be made from 100% recycled plastic.

Nestle has announced that all Buxton water bottles will be made from 100% recycled plastic. Buxton Natural Mineral Water has announced its whole range will be made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET…

10 12 2019 | 05:10

How COP25 is Being Made Sustainable.

The UN Climate Change secretariat, the Chilean government and the Spanish government are working together to make COP25 (2 – 13 December) in Madrid, Spain, as sustainable and climate-friendly as…

05 12 2019 | 07:15

The Downside of Solar Energy.

As renewable energy expands, used photovoltaic panels are creating a growing waste problem—but recycling could be the answer.

16 11 2019 | 14:05

McDonald’s unveils new innovative packaging and recycling solutions.

McDonald’s has unveiled innovative packaging solutions to tackle plastic pollution under their new scheme ‘Better M’. Today, McDonald’s announced a wide-ranging programme to remove and minimise…

15 11 2019 | 21:13

DNV GL upgrades battery scorecard.

DNV GL has released an updated version of its battery performance scorecard, which ranks and evaluates of different types of batteries used for energy storage. The scorecard also provides industry…

15 11 2019 | 10:02

Eurostar announces first plastic-free train.

For its 25th anniversary, Eurostar have announced they will be running their first plastic-free train. As a mark of its commitment to eco-responsible travel, Eurostar is today running its first ever…

13 11 2019 | 09:46

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain.

Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up a potentially huge waste management problem for the…

08 11 2019 | 09:24

Schuh launches new ‘take back’ recycling initiative.

Schuh has launched a new footwear recycling initiative to tackle fast fashion. The shoe company has launched a new ‘Sell your Sole’ scheme where customers can hand in a pair of unwanted shoes to any…

08 11 2019 | 08:59

Lavazza launches new 100% Compostable Eco Caps.

Lavazza has become the largest coffee manufacturer to launch its own range of compostable one-cup pods. The Italian espresso giant is aiming to replace its entire range of at-home capsules with…

29 10 2019 | 13:01

John Lewis trials buyback scheme to help combat clothing waste.

John Lewis has launched a new sustainable fashion buyback scheme to help combat the growing amount of clothes ending up in landfill. The department store will introduce the new initiative in their…

18 10 2019 | 07:05

First fully rechargeable carbon dioxide battery.

Lithium-carbon dioxide batteries are attractive energy storage systems because they have a specific energy density that is more than seven times greater than commonly used lithium-ion batteries.…

14 10 2019 | 09:34

Breathing new life into renewable energy.

Green technology has come a long way. The next challenge for the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory is to develop ways to recycle the recycling infrastructure. The clean energy sector faces a…

06 10 2019 | 17:26

English couple creates a recycling centre in their own driveway.

In a small village in Nottinghamshire, England, one couple has taken the matter of recycling complex materials into their own hands. Hannah and Danny Iwanejko were motivated to dispose of their…

06 10 2019 | 17:21

The little coffee cup scheme going from strength to strength.

A free reusable café cup system created by two Aussie dads is making it easy for caffeine lovers to ditch disposable cups and cut what’s going to landfill. Us Australians are latte-loving coffee…

01 10 2019 | 09:58

Ugandan Woman Turns Plastic Bags Into Backpacks.

MPIGI, UGANDA — Faith Aweko of Uganda describes herself as a "waste-preneur."  She has come up with an innovative way to transform discarded plastic bags into backpacks for everyday use.   Aweko has…

23 09 2019 | 07:53

Editorial: If California demands an end to plastic waste, the world’s manufacturers will listen. So do it already.

Will California show the nation how to take on the enormous problem of single-use plastic? Or will state lawmakers chicken out under heavy lobbying by plastic makers who are happy to continue to…