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Enva adds WEEE Solutions to its list of acquisitions

Enva adds WEEE Solutions to its list of acquisitions

The waste management and resource recovery business has acquired WEEE Solutions, an independent waste electrical and electronic equipment recycler. WEEE Solutions is a company based in Linwood, Scotland, established in 2006. They collect and recover valuable materials from various electronic waste, including fridges, flat panel displays, batteries, fluorescent tubes, large and small domestic appliances, and...

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How to make your life greener in 2024

How to make your life greener in 2024

It is a common practice for people worldwide to start a new year with a change in their lifestyle. According to the People’s Climate Vote, a UN survey of public opinion on climate change, people worldwide recognise it as a global emergency and agree that we should take necessary measures to address it. Although people...

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Bunting Sponsors REPM 2023

Bunting Sponsors REPM 2023

Bunting has signed up as a gold sponsor of REPM 2023, the 27th international workshop on rare earth and future permanent magnets and their applications (3rd-7th September, University of Birmingham). The biennial workshop is co-organised by SUSMAGPRO partner University of Birmingham and brings together scientists and engineers working on rare-earth permanent magnets and their applications. The workshop...

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UK needs to significantly reduce textiles going to waste, says government document

UK needs to significantly reduce textiles going to waste, says government document

In a recent policy paper, the UK Government highlighted the need to decrease the amount of textiles that are disposed of as residual waste in order to meet waste targets and Net Zero commitments. The document, called Maximising Resources, Minimising Waste, outlines the Waste Prevention Programme for England and identifies the priorities for action to...

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Recycling alone won’t solve the plastic pollution crisis, says ISB Global

Recycling alone won’t solve the plastic pollution crisis, says ISB Global

Recycling is not enough by itself to solve the global plastic pollution crisis and governments, businesses and consumers themselves must change how they use and dispose of plastic, according to CHRIS WILLIAMS, founder and CEO of ISB Global, the UK-based software and solutions provider for the global waste management and recycling sector. In this featured post,...

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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme deferred for a year until October 2025

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme deferred for a year until October 2025

After consulting with the industry and acknowledging the financial strain on consumers and businesses during the current economic climate, the implementation of new regulations requiring packaging producers to cover recycling costs will be postponed by a year from October 2024 to 2025. The Government will utilise this extra time to collaborate further with the industry...

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Record amount of waste wood processed in 2022

Record amount of waste wood processed in 2022

The UK achieved a new record volume of waste wood processing in 2022, continuing the upward trend. Based on the annual statistics of the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA), the amount of waste wood processed in the country has increased from 4.17 million tonnes in 2021 to 4.31 million tonnes last year. The total amount of...

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LondonEnergy supports sustainable art exhibition

LondonEnergy supports sustainable art exhibition

LondonEnergy has partnered with ‘The University of Hertfordshire Collective’ to host an inspiring new sustainable art exhibition at The Truman Brewery, London. The exhibition – Modern Materials – runs from Friday, 30th June, until Sunday, 2nd July and will focus on sustainable techniques to showcase ways to reduce waste, recycle and redefine used objects into...

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RECOUP launches new Refill Packaging Case Studies on World Refill Day

RECOUP launches new Refill Packaging Case Studies on World Refill Day

In support of World Refill Day on 16th June, RECOUP, a charity focused on plastics resource efficiency and recycling, has released a new case study exploring the rise of refill products and their packaging. While bulk refill purchases have traditionally been used for commercial purposes, the growing concern over the environmental impact of packaging has...

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Renewi opens flagship UK office and calls for clarity over waste reforms

Renewi opens flagship UK office and calls for clarity over waste reforms

Renewi, the leading international waste-to-product company, officially opened its flagship new headquarters in Milton Keynes this week, while calling for clarity over the UK Government’s waste strategy. Renewi operates 5 PFI (Private Finance Initiative) contracts in the UK and recycles 40% of the residual (black bag) waste it handles. The company is a market-leader in...