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How can the fashion industry become more sustainable?

Fashion can be glamorous, stylish and iconic. It can also be wasteful, damaging and exploitative.

As the conversation around fashion’s ‘dark side’ grows, the public is becoming more aware of the real cost of a £9.99 jumper. According to ...

Why Bristol is becoming a leading light in waste management

Awareness of global environmental issues and evaluation of our own environmental impact has been long embedded into the ethos of Bristol.

Long before the city was awarded the European Green Capital Award in 2015, our green roots had been ...

If not plastic, then what?

The world around us is filled with many different materials, including glass, metal, paper and plastic.

The rapid development of consumer markets has led to a strong and growing need for materials that possess advantageous properties, ...

How can we achieve more transparency in the WEEE sector?

As our reliance on technology becomes more prevalent, so too does our propensity to throw devices away without considering what happens to our once-beloved iPhone or DVD player.

In October, the first ever International E-Waste Day was ...

Meet the plastic pioneers developing a catch-all solution

There are 39 different sets of rules for what can be put in household plastic recycling collections, according to a new analysis by the BBC.

“Of all the things we recycle, plastic is the most complicated,” said science editor David ...

Challenges lie ahead for the waste wood sector

Over the past five years, the waste wood sector has seen unprecedented growth as well as far-reaching changes to legislation, guidance and processes, altering the shape of our industry as we know it.

Over the next 12 months we are ...

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