Category Archives: Recycling

Sub-category to Resource Stewardship

How a greener economy can help fix Europe’s labour market problems

This post is by Emily Coats and Dustin Benton, co-authors of a new Green Alliance briefing Job creation and the circular economy. Labour markets are news again. Of course, the term never appears in the headlines, but the effects of … Continue reading

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If we like recycling, why are we so bad at it?

This post first appeared on BusinessGreen. March was an odd month for anyone working on waste and resources. Thanks to Hugh’s War on Waste revealing that only 1 in 400 coffee cups is recycled, the recyclability of composite materials was … Continue reading

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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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Get new materials right from the start and everyone benefits

A version of this post first appeared on BusinessGreen. Environmentalists and techno-optimists aren’t always the most comfortable bedfellows. The relationship has been strained by an approach to climate policy, popular amongst Bush-era Republicans, that suggests there is no need to … Continue reading

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The EU has the power to switch on innovation

This post first appeared on Business Green. Think of innovation and what comes to mind? Blue skies, blank sheets of paper, keeping your thoughts showering and definitely outside of any boxes? These might be helpful for great leaps forward, but … Continue reading

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