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.
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.
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.
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.
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.