Time to make sustainability fashionable

(COPENHAGEN) It is time for the multi-trillion dollar clothing industry to look at itself in the mirror and decide what it needs to do to become eco-friendly. In America a staggering 85% of apparel is ending...

Carrier bags needn’t go to waste

(EUROPE) Coffee cups and carrier bags are everyday items which too often end up in landfill. Thankfully innovators are making great strides in developing alternative eco-friendly versions. A study in Germ...

‘Rescued’ food supermarket opens

(AUSTRALIA) A new supermarket has opened in Sydney with a simple message: ‘take what you need, give if you can’. The OzHarvest Market aims to help people in need and reduce the amount of food that ends up...

New economic system on the rise

(USA) A major tech provider to the waste industry has announced it is backing efforts in America to advance the circular economy. Headquartered in Ireland, AMCS operates internationally in servicing the n...

Jakarta champions circular thinking

(JAKARTA) A US-Indonesian led project to produce bioproducts from waste will 'demonstrate the sustainable circular economy in action' it has been claimed. The JababECO initiative supported by US Vice Pres...

These edible bottles waste nothing

|16 April 2017| LONDON Squidgy edible packets of water made from seaweed are an ingenious antidote to the environmental scourge of plastics. The company behind it, Skipping Rocks Lab, has a vision to "...

Top marks for biofuels plant

(MONTREAL) A record-breaking biorefinery in Canada is transforming household waste into biofuels in under five minutes. Enerkem's facility in Edmonton, Alberta, last year became the first biorefinery anyw...

Beer made from bread

(SCOTLAND) A Glasgow beer maker has launched a brew made with leftover morning rolls in a bid to reduce food waste. Jaw Brew's collaboration with Aulds bakers was brought about through the ongoing efforts...

Simplifying electronic waste recycling

|21 March 2017| USA/India Unwanted electronics usually end up in landfill but new research suggests they could be smashed up into nanodust instead and used to make new products. Using a low-temperature...

Fire-breathing drone zaps rubbish

|20 February 2017| China A Chinese power company is using 'flame-spewing' drones to destroy dangerous rubbish caught on electricity cables. The inventive use of the technology in Xiangyang, Hubei Provi...