Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust receives £60,000 from enforcement undertaking

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust receives £60,000 from enforcement undertaking

Gloucester Gateway has donated £60,000 to Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust as an enforcement undertaking offered to the Environment Agency following a sewage pollution incident.
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Food waste drops by 480,000 tonnes

Food waste drops by 480,000 tonnes

Total food waste levels in the UK fell by 480,000 tonnes between 2015 and 2018, WRAP’s latest Courtauld Commitment 2025 milestone report shows.
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Tesco scraps tinned multipacks, cutting plastic

Tesco scraps tinned multipacks, cutting plastic

Tesco has announced it will eliminate plastic-wrapped tinned multipacks in its stores, cutting 350 tonnes of plastic each year.
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Climate Assembly UK to meet for first time

Climate Assembly UK to meet for first time

Climate Assembly UK, a citizens’ assembly tasked with thinking through how the UK can achieve net zero emissions by 2050, will meet for the first time this weekend.
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Aluminium packaging recycling exceeds 2019 target

Aluminium packaging recycling exceeds 2019 target

Provisional data released by the Environment Agency earlier this month shows that aluminium packaging exceeded its 2019 recycling target by more than 2,500 tonnes.
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London installation set to boost paper cup recycling

London installation set to boost paper cup recycling

An immersive art installation made of 5,555 paper cups was revealed in London’s Bankside yesterday (21 January) to boost public awareness around paper cup recycling.
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Wood recycling company fined £200,000 after major preventable fire

Wood recycling company fined £200,000 after major preventable fire

Wood recycling company R Plevin & Sons has been fined £200,000 at Sheffield Crown Court in a successful prosecution by the Environment Agency (EA) following a series of fire-related incidents during 2014.
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China cracks down on single-use plastics

China cracks down on single-use plastics

China revealed a detailed plan on Sunday (19 January) to phase out single-use, non-degradable plastic products in major cities within five years.
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Muc-Off pays beach clean charity after failing to recycle packaging

Muc-Off pays beach clean charity after failing to recycle packaging

Cleaning product company Muc-Off has paid £7,669 to a Marine Conservation Society beach cleaning project for failing to recycle sufficient packaging waste.
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Nestle to invest £1.6b in sustainable packaging

Nestle to invest £1.6b in sustainable packaging

Nestle announced last week that it will invest up to CHF 2 billion (£1.6b) in shifting from virgin to food-grade recycled plastics and helping to develop sustainable packaging solutions.
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Asda to trial sustainable refill store

Asda to trial sustainable refill store

Asda will launch a trial sustainability store in Middleton, Leeds, as part of a quest to reduce plastic and encourage customers to reuse and refill.
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Wandsworth Council publishes climate change action plan

Wandsworth Council publishes climate change action plan

An action plan designed to tackle climate change was published last week by Wandsworth Council.
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Wates Group commits to zero waste, zero carbon by 2025

Wates Group commits to zero waste, zero carbon by 2025

The Wates Group will eliminate waste and carbon from its operations by 2025, it announced this week.
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Low carbon and renewable energy economy report shows slow progress

Low carbon and renewable energy economy report shows slow progress

The low carbon and renewable energy economy (LCREE) is growing, but very slowly, a new report from the Office for National Statistics shows.
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Veolia urges public to dispose safely of batteries

Veolia urges public to dispose safely of batteries

Veolia has called on the public to dispose safely of batteries, following a surge in fires in the back of waste collection vehicles and at waste facilities.
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Gloucestershire Energy from Waste Facility up and running

Gloucestershire Energy from Waste Facility up and running

The Gloucestershire Energy from Waste Facility is now fully operational and set to process up to 190,000 tonnes of the county’s waste each year.
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Viridor household waste contract begins at Bargeddie

Viridor household waste contract begins at Bargeddie

Viridor’s residual materials recycling facility (rMRF) at Bargeddie in North Lanarkshire has begun receiving waste from five Scottish councils as part of a new contract.
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Waste crime taskforce launched

Waste crime taskforce launched

The Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC) was launched today (16 January), bringing together law enforcement agencies, environmental regulators, HMRC, and the National Crime Agency to fight waste crime in the UK.
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Contracted waste collections outperform in-house services, report shows

Contracted waste collections outperform in-house services, report shows

Contracted-out waste services achieve higher recycling rates than in-house services, revealed an independent report released by the Environmental Services Agency (ESA) on Monday (13 January).
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Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches circularity measuring tool

Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches circularity measuring tool

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation yesterday (14 January) launched a digital tool to measure a company’s circular economy performance.
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Lakeside and O.C.O Technology agree 10-year deal

Lakeside and O.C.O Technology agree 10-year deal

Lakeside Energy from Waste and O.C.O Technology have signed a 10-year contract to recycle the air pollution control (APC) residues generated by the flue gas capture systems at Lakeside’s energy from waste (EfW) facility in Colnbrook, Slough.
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Biffa offered Cornwall collection contract

Biffa offered Cornwall collection contract

The cabinet of Cornwall Council agreed last week to offer a new waste collection and street cleansing contract to Biffa.
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Enva acquires SAR Recycling

Enva acquires SAR Recycling

Recycling and resource recovery specialist Enva has acquired SAR Recycling, it announced last week.
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National Trust commits to net zero carbon by 2030

National Trust commits to net zero carbon by 2030

The National Trust unveiled a plan to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030 in a speech by director general Hilary McGrady last week.
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Binn Group seeks EfW expansion

Binn Group seeks EfW expansion

Binn Group has lodged a request with Perth and Kinross Council to increase capacity at its EfW plant at Binn EcoPark.
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