BRUSSELS, April 8, 2019 (Press Release) -BIR recently firmed-up its newest partnership with IFAT (the world’s leading trade fair on environmental technologies) by putting the recycling industry into the spotlight during the third edition of IFAT Eurasia from 28-30 March 2019 at the Istanbul Expo Center (IFM).Read more
ESSEN, Germany, April 8, 2019 (Press Release) -Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has taken part for the first time in international organization CDP’s climate rating project. Every year, CDP analyzes several thousand companies worldwide with regard to their strategic approach to the challenges of climate change and rates their climate management activities based on a comprehensive list of criteria.Read more
BRUSSELS, April 5, 2019 (Press Release) -An initiative to improve the application of EU policies and rules on the circular economy, nature and biodiversity, air quality, and water quality and management.Read more
LONDON, April 5, 2019 (BBC) -An independent coffee chain said it has seen sales fall by £250,000 since it banned single use cups last summer.
Boston Tea Party (BTP) has called for major national and international brands to follow suit.
Owner Sam Roberts said it had factored the loss in takings into its plans and that too many operators were "putting their profits before the planet".
Rebecca Burgess, chief executive of plastic pollution campaign group City to Sea, praised BTP's "bravery".Read more
MADRID, Spain, March 27, 2019 (Press Release) -The ashes of the boilers in which Ence burns the biomass with which it produces renewable electricity could be an environmental and social solution to the high odorous impact of sludge from the wastewater treatment of cities. It is the objective of the research project in which the technical staff of Ence in Huelva collaborates with EMASESA, the water supply and sanitation company of Seville, and the VALORA Group, specialized in the valuation of non-hazardous waste for use in agriculture. and environmental restoration of degraded soils.Read more
LONDON, March 28, 2019 (Press Release) -The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is launching an inquiry into plastic food and drink packaging.
Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Neil Parish MP said:Read more
NEW YORK, April 1, 2019 (Local News) -Bye-bye, baggie!
New York lawmakers voted Sunday to bar retailers from giving customers their purchases in single-use plastic bags — and approved fees of up to five cents each if they opt for paper sacks instead.
The plastic-bag ban was contained in one of 10 bills that comprise the state’s proposed $175.5 billion budget, which must be signed by Gov. Cuomo by midnight to meet the deadline for Monday’s start of the 2020 fiscal year.
The legislation is set to go into effect on March 1, 2020.Read more
HANOVER, NH, April 1, 2019 (Local News) -The Co-op is tossing out plastic bags.
Joining a growing number of businesses and municipalities that are banning or voluntarily giving up the use of plastic shopping bags and other plastic packaging products, the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society will begin to phase out plastic grocery bags over the next 12 months with the goal of completely eliminating them by the spring of 2020.Read more