Mind the fridge: Brits ‘bin almost 42% of the food they buy every year’

An estimated £2,675 of food is thrown away every year, according to new research

Coronavirus drives plague of waste with 102 plastic masks binned every week in UK alone

The North London Waste Authority says this shocking side effect of the coronavirus pandemic is ‘creating a huge new plastic pollution problem’

Record year for recycling in Wales as it exceeds 64% target

It has achieved a recycling rate of 65.14%, with 18 of the 22 local authorities having delivered against the increased target in the very first year

Innovative graphene-biopolymer ‘could render plastic packaging obsolete’

Toraphene notes the innovative new material is biodegradable, compostable and commercially-viable

Good Energy calls on consumers to waste less energy on Black Friday

The energy supplier has launched a campaign, asking people to consume less energy and protect the planet from overconsumption

Old fishing gear polluting the River Ganges is threatening wildlife, warn researchers

A new study found levels of waste fishing gear are highest near to the mouth of the river in Bangladesh

Scientists discover novel way of using wasted milk to capture CO2 emissions

Surplus milk could be converted into activated carbons that could adsorb the carbon dioxide, according to a new research

University of Oxford: ‘We must change what we eat to solve the climate crisis’

Researchers warn that even if global fossil fuel emissions were stopped with immediate effect, emissions derived from global food systems alone could push global temperature increases above 1.5°C

French startup recycles hair to clean up ocean oil spills

James Taylor, Co-Founder of the French startup Capillum spoke to ELN about a hair recycling initiative, which extracts keratin from waste hair to use it for soil and water decontamination

Wetherspoon to offer 99p pints to tackle beer waste from the new national lockdown

The pub giant aims to clear its stocks before the four-week lockdown closure

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