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    ‘Britain’s first’ plastic-free takeaway cup launched

    “Britain’s first” fully plastic-free and recyclable takeaway cup was launched in partnership with the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) on 2 December. The ButterflyCup is initially being unveiled at WWT centres across the UK. Unlike traditional takeaway cups, the cup contains no plastic laminate, uses plant-based inks and due to...

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): disposing of waste

    How to dispose of your personal or business waste, including face coverings and personal protective equipment (PPE), during the coronavirus pandemic. This guidance applies in England only. Find information about recycling during the coronavirus pandemic on the Recycle Now website. This guidance does not apply to healthcare settings including: hospitals primary...

    After the Covid-19 crisis, will we get a greener world?

    Pollution and emissions are down, but we will squander these gains if governments fail to push ahead with decisive change The current crisis has revealed a sobering truth: the global economic shutdown, which has been achieved at a devastating social cost, has barely dented our carbon emissions. The latest analysis,...

    COVID-19 Information

    Together we are facing a truly challenging and unprecedented situation. The global Coronavirus is affecting our families, our communities, our businesses and our way of life. It is vital that we continue to navigate this together and do everything possible to keep each other safe, so I wanted to update...

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Welcome to 2020!!! Tired of the same old new year’s resolutions? You know, the ones you abandon before February? 2020 is the dawning of a new decade, not just a new year – why not resolve to recycle more where you work, live, learn, buy, and play? It’s not only...

    Christmas Recycling.

    Can you recycle Christmas paper and cards? A guide to festive recycling dos and don’ts. Here’s a guide on what to recycle and what you should NEVER recycle at Christmas . It’s the same every year. Those beautiful-looking presents we’ve spent so long over – carefully wrapping, decorating with bows...

    Bonfire Night: what you can and cant burn!

    The D7 exemption allows you to burn plant tissue and untreated wood waste from joinery or manufacturing in the open air. Type of activity you can carry out This includes: a landscape gardener has trimmed hedges and branches and wants to burn them on a bonfire at the same place...

    Huggies announces mission to “eliminate” plastic in baby wipes

    Huggies has become the first leading baby wipe brand to announce plans to completely eliminate plastic from its baby wipe range in the UK over the next five years. 14.8 billion baby wipes are used in the UK every year, equating to 468 every second – many of which contain a...

    Rewriting the rules!

    Tim Elliott, principal consultant at Eunomia Research & Consulting, says how we measure recycling is changing. One of the most striking images for anyone in the UK waste sector this summer has been of our contaminated plastic waste piling up at sites across South East Asia. It’s little wonder, then, that...

    10-step plan outlined to cut global food loss and waste in half By 2030

    A new report by World Resources Institute lays out a Global Action Agenda to overcome the world’s food loss and waste problem. The UN set a global goal to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. Alarming figures show just how big of a challenge remains. Nearly a third of...
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