BS 8001 Developed with Chartered Institution of Wastes Management 02.06.2017 11:52 BSI Launches ‘World First’ Industry Standard for Circular Economy A new standard for the ‘circular economy’ has been launched by BSI - BS 8001: 2017: Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organizations – guide. read more … Sainsbury’s & Oxfam Seeking to Increase Reuse & Recycling of Clothing 06.04.2017 09:37 UK to Discard 680m Items of Clothing this Spring – 235m Destined for Landfill A whopping 680 million items of clothing will be thrown out in the UK this season alone, with some 235 million garments making their way to landfill, according to research conducted on behalf of Sainsbury’s. read more … Recycling Principles Laid Out Following Greenpeace Protest 28.03.2017 13:34 Reuse & Recycling Plan for Samsumg’s 4.3m Recalled Galaxy Note 7 Devices Following its exploding batteries debacle, Samsung Electronics has established three principles to ensure that Galaxy Note 7 devices are reused and recycled. read more … REMADE Project Aims to Reduce Embodied Energy of Materials 27.03.2017 13:44 US Santa Barbara Joins Project to Improve Reuse & Recycling for US Manufacturing The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) has joined a federally funded consortium aimed at keeping improving recycling, reuse and remanufacture of materials such as metals, fibres, polymers and electronic waste. read more … ‘Circular Economy Package Ill Defined and Poorly Thought Through’ 07.03.2017 14:31 Report: Use Brexit to Define Waste Resource Policy Including Increased Waste to Energy A new report from the think tank, Policy Exchange, has called on the UK Government to use the opportunity presented by Brexit develop a new approach to waste and resources policy and generate more energy from its waste. read more … Robust Enforcement of EPR Needed 20.02.2017 14:17 EU Bodies Unite in Call for Coalition to Boost Circular Economy The European Committee of the Regions and the European Parliament have joined forces to push the EU towards more ambitious waste management directives and a boosted circular economy action plan. read more … The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing Action 17.01.2017 14:08 New Report on Plastic Packaging Reuse & Recycling Backed by Industry in Davos Industry leaders have endorsed a global action plan on plastic packaging production, use and reuse and recycling at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. read more …
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