Masonite invests €5m in circular innovation fund

The venture capital fund is dedicated to advancing the circular economy by investing in growth-stage companies across North America, Europe and Asia

‘World’s first’ large scale plastic recycling plant set up in UK

It’s expected to process more than 20,000 tonnes of plastic waste in its first year alone

Food and drinks company PepsiCo issues $1.25bn green bond

Funding will be directed towards regenerative agriculture, decarbonisation and climate resilience within its operations and value chain and virgin plastic waste reduction

VW and Audi recycling EV batteries with new partnership

They have joined forces with a company set up by Tesla’s Co-Founder JB Straubel

Research for circular plastics economy offered £7m funding

The whole of the product lifecycle is in scope, from extraction and novel and conventional production, to maximising the longevity and value achieved while in use and to recycling and recovery at the end of life

‘UK first’: Plans for £165m plastics park at Protos granted approval

The Plastic Park facility will recycle 365,000 tonnes of plastic per year once operational and help slash carbon emissions

Scots to set moratorium on waste-to-energy incinerators

The Scottish Government has said no further planning permission for incineration facilities should be granted by councils

Planet Fund: Sky backs £100m climate investment fund for start-ups

Set up by Founders Factory, the Fund will be chaired by Sir Ian Cheshire and will focus on decarbonisation, resource prevention and the circular economy

New partnership looks to create circular wind sector

It will focus on reusing parts and elements of wind turbines – to cut emissions

China’s Angel Yeast inks new agreement for renewable energy

It is purchasing 9,012MWh of renewable power, which accounts for around 20% of the electricity used by the company’s Yichang-based factory