Author: Kirsi Seppänen

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Lithuania strong on renewables and recycling – must do better on transport, agriculture and emissions reductions, says OECD

Lithuania has significantly boosted its use of renewable energy and waste recycling but needs to do better in managing environmental impacts of transport and agriculture….

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Swiss engineers have invented a new approach to recycling plastic

How to deal with the staggering amount of plastic discarded worldwide each year? How to solve the problem of used plastics and recycle it more…

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Maine requires producers to help pay for recycling costs

    For a long time the responsibility for recycling has been put on the shoulders of the consumers. In an effort to shift this…

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Zero Waste Scotland releases digital tool to tackle recycling confusion

  Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) released yesterday (20 September) a digital tool to help the public combat recycling confusion. The ‘first ever’ digital Recycling Sorter,…

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A project in Alicante develops materials with vegetable waste that are used to manufacture toys

      Ibi has been creating children’s toys for more than 100 years. The toy industry flourished in this town from Alicante at the…

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First humanitarian flight to Kabul since Taliban takeover marks turning point in crisis

The WFP-led United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) has resumed flights to Kabul, enabling humanitarian responders and much-needed relief items to reach desperate Afghans in…

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Ground coffee cups destined for circular economy

    The research team completed a comprehensive pilot study in 2020, in collaboration with Wyndham City Council. The partners tested a range of new…

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New waste technology to reduce CO2 emissions

    Through pyrolysis technology, a new research collaboration will reduce the CO2 footprint of several large industries and reduce the use of fossil fuels….

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South Africa leads Africa’s circular plastics industry

  Waste management is currently one of the main challenges faced by the African recycled polymer supply chain. Population growth rates are over 2% per…

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Germany’s KfW to finance 13.7 mln euro waste project in Serbia

Serbia’s infrastructure ministry has signed an agreement with German development bank KfW for the financing of a 13.7 million euro ($16.2 million) project for the…

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