Monthly Archives: June 2017

28 Jun, 2017

Introducing the BS 8001 Circular Economy standard

By |2017-06-28T12:44:04+00:00June 28th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

BSI, the UK’s national standards organisation, has launched a new standard for the circular economy, ‘BS 8001:2017: Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations – guide’, the world’s first for implementing circular economy principles. The new standard is the first framework of its kind and is designed to be applicable [...]

20 Jun, 2017

RES URBIS Stakeholder Platform – 29 June, Wales

By |2019-05-08T10:01:27+00:00June 20th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

A stakeholder platform for the RES URBIS (Resources from Urban Bio-waste) project will take place on 29 June (2-5pm) at the University of South Wales in Cardiff. If you would like to attend this event please contact David Newman at RES URBIS, a three-year Horizon 2020 project, is combining a range of biological techniques to produce [...]

12 Jun, 2017

G20 alliance to reduce marine litter

By |2019-05-08T10:01:27+00:00June 12th, 2017|News from the web|0 Comments

The G20 states have undertaken to reduce the amount of waste in the world’s rivers and wastewater, and thus reduce the level of waste in our oceans. Meeting in Bremen the G20 states have adopted an action plan to address the problem of marine litter. Plastic packaging and other plastic waste account for [...]

12 Jun, 2017

A new UK plant will deliver a unique bioplastic solution derived from biodiesel

By |2019-05-08T10:01:27+00:00June 12th, 2017|News from the web|0 Comments

While bio-plastic product alternatives have been around for over 20 years now, some of these bio-plastics have not yet delivered on the promise of retaining the same packaging qualities as their traditional plastic formulations, while also being capable of biodegrading without a harmful footprint. Many of the more widely used bioplastic solutions derive from [...]

8 Jun, 2017

Asian nations make plastic oceans promise

By |2019-05-08T10:01:27+00:00June 8th, 2017|News from the web|0 Comments

Nations responsible for much of the world's ocean plastic pollution have promised to start cleaning up their act. At a UN oceans summit, delegates from China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines said they would work to keep plastics out of the seas. Some of the promises are not yet formalised and environmentalists [...]