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24 May 2013
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Adopting a circular economy could save $700bn
Ellen MacArthur Foundation report finds that reducing the use of raw materials in consumer goods could save $700 billion.
Incineration overcapacity ‘threatens’ recycling
New study warns that incineration overcapacity in the EU poses ‘environmental and an economic threat’.
Merseyside community groups receive £26,000
Merseyside environment projects awarded £26,000 funding from Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority Community Fund.
Gypsum reprocessors form trade association
UK-based gypsum reprocessors form trade body to improve gypsum recycling and tackle ‘limited and prescriptive end uses’.
Project turns Everest waste into art
A new Nepali art project is upcycling rubbish collected from the slopes of Mount Everest into pieces of art.
Derby petition against brown bin charge
Over 1,600 Derby residents have petitioned against the council’s plans to implement a £40 brown bin collection fee.
Nick Livermore looks at whether Hagfish slime is the future of modern synthetics.
Gilding of the Lily
Nick Livermore takes a closer look at Bruce Monro's CD artwork installation, 'Waterlilies'.
Norfolk borough to get residual waste plant
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council contract Material Works Ltd to build and run residual waste treatment plant.
World in period of resource insecurity
Chatham House warns that world is undergoing ‘intensified resource stress’ that could lead to ‘global chaos’.
Wayne Hemingway to open ‘giant’ reuse centre
Designer Wayne Hemingway praises West London Re-use Centre for creating jobs while diverting items from landfill.
Hampshire to recycle cooking oil into electricity
Residents of Hampshire County Council to recycle cooking oil into renewable electricity in new Living Fuels scheme.
Defra’s recently published definition of waste states that for something to be waste it ‘can no longer be used for [its] original purpose’. Annie Reece spends a day with...
Open sourcing a new, sustainable economy.
Viridor lands 25-year SLWP waste contract
Viridor signs £990 million contract with South London Waste Partnership and submits plans for new EfW plant in Beddington.
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