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Reuse Network publishes WEEE repair and reuse guidance

The guidance, titled ‘Fit for Reuse’, has been set up to help operators meet required standards to run compliantly.

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Selfridges wants half of transactions to be resale, repair, rental or refills by 2030

Selfridges is aiming for almost half its interactions with customers to be based on resale, repair, rental or refills by 2030 as the upmarket department store responds to increasing demand for more sustainable shopping.

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Surrey County Council’s green social prescribing programme

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) is the voice of place directors who are responsible for providing day to day services including local highways, recycling, waste and planning. Each year, they host the ADEPT President’s Awards, to recognise the achievement of members and partners across the country and Surrey County Council recently won the Shaping Places for People award, sponsored by WSP. 

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UK’s biggest reuse centre hits 50,000 items repaired and resold

The UK’s biggest reuse and repair facility has renovated and resold more than 50,000 items in its first year, which it says has diverted over 500 tonnes of material from going to landfill.

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The rise of single-use plastic packaging avoiders

Research shows that shoppers are ready for single-use packaging alternatives that will be at the heart of a circular economy for plastics.

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Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and McDonald’s ‘responsible for 39% of UK’s branded packaging pollution’

These brands are under pressure to improve their refill and recycling efforts.

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The Dirty Dozen Filling Up the Ocean with Plastic Pollution

Companies responsible for a whopping 70% of branded packing pollution found across the UK: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, McDonalds, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Mondelez International, Nestlé, Tesco, Red Bull GmbH, Suntory, Carlsberg Group, Heineken Holding and Mars.

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The Circularity Gap Report NI ( CGR i)

Northern Ireland’s vision of the circular economy centres on sustainable development: a means for prosperous lives within the ecological limits of our planet, with the workforce an essential lever for achieving this goal. Our Circularity Gap Report Northern Ireland finds that the country has the power to transform its economy: by doubling its circularity, it can halve the resources needed to fulfil its residents’ needs and wants, opening up avenues to slash emissions and reach its net-zero goals.

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South Cambridgeshire Zero Carbon Communities grants

Twelve exciting community projects in South Cambridgeshire, aimed at reducing carbon emissions and engaging communities on climate change, are set to receive grant funding totalling £120,544 from the District Council.

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€1.6 million investment for Irish start-up Thriftify

Thriftify said it will create 20 jobs over the next year as the company plans to grow its business.

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Derry’s FinTrU & Lilliput to help create zero waste Playhouse eco garden

Developed using zero waste principles, project partners aim to use the site as a space for practical, creative workshops on carbon reduction and climate action.

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Re-Gen Waste chief queries reduction in recycling rates across Northern Ireland