Australia backs first waste-to-hydrogen plant

The project will demonstrate the use of purified hydrogen to power a fuel cell vehicle

New waste-to-jet fuel plant takes off in Stanlow

The new facility is predicted to produce 100 million litres of low carbon SAF every year

NAO: Landfill tax rise by 700% triggered spike in fly-tipping

National Audit Office has called on the HM Treasury to have a broader insight into the environmental impact of taxes

Solid non-recyclable waste to renewable gas project launched

Waste wood, paper, cardboard and plastic will be converted to renewable gas

Circular economy: New coalition launched for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Regional Coalition on Circular Economy will support access to financing by governments and the private sector, with special emphasis on small and medium businesses

Green light for £300m subsidy-free Teesside waste to energy facility

The Redcar Energy Centre, set for completion in 2025, is expected to divert between 350,000 and 450,000 tonnes of waste per year from UK landfill

Businesses in Yorkshire offered £600k for anaerobic digestion innovation

Projects can include desk-based studies, consultancy, laboratory tests, scale-up or demonstration activities

Guest Blog: Vilnis Vesma – 50 ways to waste energy

Your fellow subscriber Vilnis Vesma wrote the following for a group of energy champions that he had been training. It was intended as a light-hearted “sideways look” at the subject, and never intended to be shared more widely, but he later learned that they had been using it as a behaviour-change aid.

Banks ‘are silently and indiscriminately financing a toxic tide of plastic pollution’

Portfolio Earth claims financiers are ‘co-responsible’ for propping up the plastic packaging industry, one of the main contributors to harmful plastic waste

Ban on single-use plastics starts in Mexico City

The city’s government passed the ban on disposable plastic items in 2019 but it has just come into force