Finland to enjoy a circular Christmas

(FINLAND) Neste plans to collect ham waste from 100,000 households across Finland this Christmas and convert it into renewable diesel. To achieve this. it has to more than double the 40,000 that took part...

‘Make our planet green again’

A €1 million innovation challenge to find solutions for the waste generated annually by an average family is being launched tomorrow. The FAMAE-led initiative wants to inspire solutions, in the form of produ...

Startups key to winning ‘war on waste’

(UK) By Shilen Patel, CEO of Independents United Tesco last month announced it is doing away with the 5p carrier bag – an economically and environmentally sensible move – but how can big retailers ensure ...

London can cash in on going circular

London could slash its waste levels by 2041 - and generate £7 billion for the economy - by shifting to a circular economy model, according to a new study. The report from the London Assembly Environment Comm...

Scotland shows ‘great leadership’

Scotland is going to introduce a 'deposit return scheme' to help reduce waste and grow the circular economy. Such a scheme involves a small deposit being placed on plastic bottles and drinks containers, whic...

In-crowd gets sustainability

(USA) Researchers in America have released a study revealing ways in which sporting events can become champions of sustainability. The report by a team from the University of Missouri (MU) was compiled on...

Smart bin sorts waste out

(POLAND) A pioneering young company from Poland has developed a smart bin that automatically sorts waste into the correct categories for future recycling. Bin-e debuted at the recent Pioneers'17 event in ...

A sweet response to tackling waste

(UK) A breakthrough by scientists at Bath University could help in mitigating some of the environmental and financial devastation being caused by plastic waste. Last week's World Oceans Day was a moment t...

How to dress for the circular economy

What are the circular economy crowd wearing? We say: good looking clothes worn with a sustainable attitude... Trash is being transformed into some stylish threads. https://twitter.com/Timberland/status/85...

Making cars from paper waste

(USA) Researchers in Texas have developed a method for converting waste from the paper and pulp industries into carbon fibres that could be used to make cars. The carbon fibres are made using lignin extra...