Concerns over the long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak on key European recycling markets sharply escalated this week following the adoption of further containment measures across the continent.
Soon we may be walking on plastic bottle roads along fly ash streets, as increasing categories of waste products are finding new life as feedstocks. Eoin Redahan takes a look at some of the pioneering projects tackling the waste problem.
The screw cap bottle top has been a packaging staple for decades, but the need for functionality and sustainability has prompted a flurry of innovative designs and material choices. Ceri Jones looks the development of modern closures.
Organised by the Resource Strategy Group (RSG) in conjunction with the Sustainable Development Group, IOM3 held the Balancing Resources Efficiency conference on 26 November 2019 in London. The conference highlighted four areas that require urgent attention to meet the UK Government’s two ambitious and long-term strategic objectives; namely the 25-year environmental action plan and a commitment for the UK to be zero net carbon by 2050.
The Christmas tree has become a symbol of holiday festivities, but concerns over the impact they have on the environment are growing. Shardell Joseph looks into the history of the tree, and compares the lifecycles of modern materials.