Understanding the new plastic packaging tax

A simple guide to understanding the new plastic packaging tax (PPT) is now available. Produced by HLP Klearfold, the guide includes a traffic light system to show who doesn’t have to pay the tax (green),...

Advanced technology is missing link for circular global plastics economy

Steve Mahon, CEO of Mura Technology, says we must act now to address the plastics crisis. Plastic pollution is one of our most pressing environmental challenges. Every year, around 400 million tonnes of plastic waste...

Wales becomes first UK nation to rollout fishing gear recycling scheme

Wales is taking action against marine litter as it becomes the first UK nation to introduce a recycling scheme for fishing gear. The first collection, which took place on Global Recycling Day (March 18), has...

Oxwash: putting a green spin on laundry

An Oxford eco-cleaning company is putting the traditional laundry industry in a spin. Using space-age technology, green tech start-up Oxwash has set its sights on decarbonising the toxic washing and dry cleaning sector. The Oxford-based firm...

The pioneer biotech turning seaweed into bioplastics

Sustainable biotech innovator Kelpi has secured funding to further develop its pioneering technology creating bioplastics from seaweed. Kelpi’s compostable bioplastic packaging for food is now a step closer to the supermarket shelves, with the aim...

World’s first refillable toothpaste dispenser in development

A British eco-friendly dental brand is developing the world’s first refillable toothpaste dispenser with biodegradable refill capsules. Happier Beauty has received a Smart Innovate grant of £150,000 to develop the dispenser, which aims to help...

Black bin waste becomes green energy of the future

Unhygienic black bin bag waste will be transformed into energy for nearly 180,000 homes at the UK’s most advanced energy recovery facility. North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has signed the contract for this pioneering project...

Visionary COO set to drive growth at JPA

RICHARD COOKSEY believes that a great business leader should be able to set out a vision and communicate it effectively to the workforce. He has been busy doing just that since he joined JPA Workspaces as...

Seaweed is radical new weapon against CO2

A UK-based aquaculture business aims to remove billions of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere each year by growing and harvesting floating seaweed in the Atlantic Ocean. Seafields is developing and testing new technologies focused...

Circular economy start-up joins Cohort X

Edinburgh-based circular economy start-up, Reath, has been awarded a coveted spot in Elemental Excelerator’s portfolio - the global non-profit accelerator for climate technologies. Based in the U.S., Elemental operates globally and is led by CEO...