Conservative election victory clears path for Environment Bill

Conservative election victory clears path for Environment Bill

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have won the general election with a landslide majority, clearing the way for passing the Environment Bill.
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European Green Deal launched

European Green Deal launched

The European Green Deal was unveiled on Wednesday (11 December), laying out the European Commission’s (EC’s) plan to make Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
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Stora Enso and Sulapac launch “sustainable straw”

Stora Enso and Sulapac launch “sustainable straw”

Stora Enso and Sulapac are launching a renewable and biodegradable straw to combat the global problem of plastic waste.
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Viridor pumps £4.5m into leachate extraction system

Viridor pumps £4.5m into leachate extraction system

Viridor has invested £4.5m in a new leachate extraction system at its Dimmer Landfill site in Somerset, enabling much more efficient removal of leachate from the site for subsequent treatment.
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Amey announces Amanda Fisher as acting chief executive

Amey announces Amanda Fisher as acting chief executive

UK public services and infrastructure giant Amey has appointed Amanda Fisher as acting chief executive, effective from 10 December.
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Egbert Taylor swaps paint for powder in sustainable bin drive

Egbert Taylor swaps paint for powder in sustainable bin drive

Egbert Taylor has switched to refurbishing bins with powder coating rather than wet paint, in a bid to minimise its environmental impact.
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Coca-Cola to donate to charity with every recycled can over Christmas

Coca-Cola to donate to charity with every recycled can over Christmas

Coca-Cola Great Britain has announced that it will donate 10p to homelessness charity Crisis for each can recycled by visitors along its Christmas truck tour.
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Kenyan clean fuel start-up wins green business competition

Kenyan clean fuel start-up wins green business competition

Kenyan clean fuel start-up Leafy Ke has scooped the top prize at the ClimateLaunchpad competition with its idea to convert used nappies into energy for homes.
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Policy Connect launches EfW inquiry

Policy Connect launches EfW inquiry

Policy Connect is undertaking a cross-party inquiry into the future of energy from waste (EfW) to inform the heat aspects of the EfW debate.
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Plusnet partners with Scouts to help tackle environmental issues by digital means

Plusnet partners with Scouts to help tackle environmental issues by digital means

Communications provider Plusnet has launched a partnership with Scouts to help youngsters tackle environment issues in a digital space.
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Environmental anxiety reaches highest level in 20 years

Environmental anxiety reaches highest level in 20 years

Environmental anxiety has reached its highest level since July 1990 with 21% of Britons mentioning the environment and pollution as a “major issue” for Britain, the October 2019 Ipsos MORI Issues Index shows.
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Labour manifesto pledges to ban plastic exports

Labour manifesto pledges to ban plastic exports

Labour’s general election manifesto has pledged to ban plastic exports and invest in a new domestic plastics remanufacturing infrastructure, in a push to redefine how the UK manages its waste.
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 Selfridges introduces plastic-free packaging for festive food range

Selfridges introduces plastic-free packaging for festive food range

Selfridges has introduced a sustainable plastic alternative across its own-brand range of festive food this year, making it 100% plastic free.
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Marine bioplastic scoops James Dyson award

Marine bioplastic scoops James Dyson award

A new form of bioplastic made of fish offcuts has won this year’s UK national James Dyson Award.
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Toxic chemicals from plastic waste poison Indonesian eggs

Toxic chemicals from plastic waste poison Indonesian eggs

Highly toxic chemicals have been found in dangerous concentrations in free-range eggs from two Indonesian communities that are swamped with plastic waste, the new Plastic Waste Poisons Indonesia’s Food Chain report shows.
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Viridor and Unilever agree five-year contract for recycled plastic

Viridor and Unilever agree five-year contract for recycled plastic

Unilever has signed a five-year contract with Viridor to boost recycled content within its packaging in the UK.
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WATCH: How RFID technology benefits resource value and security

WATCH: How RFID technology benefits resource value and security

Last month, chief commercial officer at PragmatIC Alistair Hanlon explained to delegates of the Smart Waste, Smart Resources conference the benefits of RFID technology in tracking waste tyres.
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CNG to offer carbon neutral fuel for HGVs

CNG to offer carbon neutral fuel for HGVs

Compressed natural gas (CNG) infrastructure developer CNG Fuels has announced plans to become the UK’s first supplier of carbon neutral fuel for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).
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RB partners with Veolia to drive circular plastics economy

RB partners with Veolia to drive circular plastics economy

Health and home company Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has joined forces with Veolia to encourage a circular plastics economy by introducing several plastics initiatives.
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Re-Gen Waste staff donate over £10k to Cancer Fund for Children

Re-Gen Waste staff donate over £10k to Cancer Fund for Children

Staff at waste management company Re-Gen Waste have raised £5,000 for the Cancer Fund for Children in their latest charity drive, in addition to £5,780 earlier this year.
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Energy from Waste Conference 2020 programme launched

Energy from Waste Conference 2020 programme launched

The Energy from Waste conference 2020 programme has been launched.
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Extinction Rebellion protest ban ruled unlawful

Extinction Rebellion protest ban ruled unlawful

The ban on the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests issued last month by the Metropolitan police has been ruled unlawful by the high court.
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UK on track to miss upcoming environmental targets

UK on track to miss upcoming environmental targets

The UK is on track to miss a range of upcoming environmental targets, according to new analysis by Unearthed and the Financial Times.
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UK plastics reprocessing infrastructure must develop faster, experts warn

UK plastics reprocessing infrastructure must develop faster, experts warn

The UK will need to increase the speed of investment in its plastics reprocessing infrastructure if it is to improve recycling rates, according to industry experts at the UK Plastics Reprocessing conference this week.
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CIWM president Trevor Nicoll launches skills and and training initiatives in inaugural speech

CIWM president Trevor Nicoll launches skills and and training initiatives in inaugural speech

New CIWM president Trevor Nicoll has launched a series of careers and professional development initiatives, citing the need to enhance the waste and recycling sector’s skill set and attract new talent.
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