British recycled cars get an eBay treat!

eBay UK has joined forces with insurers Aviva and LV to encourage the use of recycled ‘green’ car parts

United Utilities introduces wastewater treatment tech to slash emissions

The new system is forecast to lead to power savings of up to 84% compared to older models

A sticky situation gets £10m solution

Government has launched a taskforce to tackle chewing gum litter across England’s streets – with major producers investing up to £10m

Thames Water ties with SGN for biogas installations

Waste sludge from sewage treatment will be used to create biomethane to warm homes

Discarded Reading Festival tents ‘could take 10,000 years to decompose’

Festival-goers leave the festival and tonnes of plastic waste destined for landfill – including tents, used underwear and condoms

Deeper water data delivers results for multi-site organisations, cutting waste and highlighting risks of disruption, new figures show

More than 400 data loggers have been installed in just six months to track water use more closely across 24 hours and spot opportunities to cut waste at organisations in England and Scotland

Defra refutes disposable nappy tax – but how would it protect the environment?

Brits dispose of around 3bn disposable nappies per year, which makes up 3% of household waste. Could a tax have changed this? What do parents think?

Single-use plastic plates to be banned in England

A new public consultation is set to be launched to seek views on a ban on single-use plastic plates, cutlery and cups

Can weighing waste boost recycling?

Scotland’s first waste weighing programme will pilot next month in North Lanarkshire to determine how much recycling takes place and what can be done to boost it

‘Climate change puts one billion children’s lives at risk’

New UNICEF report reveals young people living in the Central African Republic, Chad, Nigeria and Guinea are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change