Waste

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Charities call for ‘Amazon anti-waste law’ after firm denies destroying in-date food
Allegations grow against online giant as new footage appears to show good food and electronic equipment marked as waste at a depot in Scotland

Zoe Wood

23, Jul, 2021 @4:15 PM

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Renting fashion can be green, argue clothes renters
The impacts of cleaning and transport can compare well with other forms of consumption, argue sustainable fashion businesses and consultants

Ellie Violet Bramley

20, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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An Australian guide to cleaning out your wardrobe: recycling clothes without sending them to landfill
Australia has a textile waste problem – but there are simple solutions to avoid contributing to it

Lucianne Tonti

16, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘Enough with the burning’: EU executive accused of sacrificing forests
Campaigners criticise European Commission strategy that allows continued burning of trees for fuel

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

16, Jul, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Bins in England go uncollected due to Covid test-and-trace ‘pingdemic’
Councils and NHS services struggle with high volume of staff absence related to Covid-19

Matthew Weaver and Helen Pidd

16, Jul, 2021 @11:56 AM

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‘People don’t have time to search’: how clear instructions could help Australians recycle better
Most of us believe that recycling is important – but many find figuring out how to do it properly confusing

Justine Landis-Hanley

15, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Southern Water timeline: from privatisation to pollution fines
Water company has been issued with tens of millions of pounds in fines in the last decade

Sandra Laville

09, Jul, 2021 @12:40 PM

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‘The sea was milky white’: how the Southern Water sewage scandal unfolded
Company has been issued with a huge fine but those affected by its actions are finding it hard to celebrate

Sandra Laville

09, Jul, 2021 @12:39 PM

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UK’s Environment Agency faces legal fight over landfill fumes
Threat to health of five-year-old triggers proceedings over fumes from Walleys Quarry landfill near Newcastle-under-Lyme

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

06, Jul, 2021 @5:20 PM

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Study suggests bacteria in cow’s stomach can break down plastic
Scientists find micro-organisms from the bovine stomach have ability to degrade polyesters in lab setting

Natalie Grover

02, Jul, 2021 @9:14 AM

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Woolly measurement: farmers say sustainable textile standard ‘doesn’t pass the pub test’
Wool may be natural, durable and biodegradable – but a key sustainability data tool ranks it as worse for the planet than polyester

Lucianne Tonti

28, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Amazon faces MPs’ scrutiny after destroying laptops, tablets and books
ITV News investigation prompts demand from politicians for meeting with UK manager to explain ‘wanton waste’

Zoe Wood

22, Jun, 2021 @6:42 PM

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