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The EU’s circular economy package is about a lot more than just recycling

A version of this post first appeared on BusinessGreen. The European Commission this week fired the starting gun on its circular economy programme, and the panoply of documents released shows that it will be a marathon, not a sprint. As … Continue reading

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Why more businesses haven’t caught onto ‘industrial symbiosis’

This post first appeared on BusinessGreen. There’s an old joke about generating electricity from nuclear fusion: that it’s always just 50 years away, no matter when you’re starting from. Perhaps unfairly, I have the same feeling about industrial symbiosis, the idea … Continue reading

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More jobs, less carbon: why we need landfill bans

Our latest infographic below shows the benefits to the UK economy of keeping resources out of landfill. [click on the image to expand]

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The circular economy: big in Japan

This post is by Jonny Hazell, policy assistant on our Resource Stewardship theme. When it comes to the ways in which stuff is made, consumed, and disposed of, there’s a lot the UK could learn from Japan. Japanese recycling rates are … Continue reading

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Towering ambitions: bringing sustainable living to high rise homes

This post is based on our new report Towering ambitions, which is launched today. There are around 390,000 flats in high rise blocks in England, and they weren’t designed for low carbon living. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be … Continue reading

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