Collect and Recycle

From Food Waste to Jet Fuel

Every year in the UK 18 million tonnes of food ends up in landfill. When food waste piles up here, it rots for decades, emitting a tremendous amount of methane gas. This harmful hazardous gas leaks through the air and can cause warming of the earth’s atmosphere, contributing to global...

Vegetable Oil Fuel for Lorries

Bournemouth Borough Council (BCP) has announced an eco-friendly initiative whereby two of their refuse vehicles run on hydrotreated vegetable oil. Partnering with Crown Oil, the council have introduced this trial as part of their climate emergency declaration, and their pledge to make all operations carbon neutral by 2030. “This is...

Birmingham and Bentley: Creating a Rare Earth Magnet Recycling Scheme

The University of Birmingham has announced a three year research project with luxury car manufacturer, Bentley Motors. Funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the project will focus on delivering a sustainable source of rare earth magnets for Bentley’s new electric and hybrid vehicles.  Rare Earth Magnets Despite...

Styrofoam Alternative Made From Paper Waste

A team of scientists from TU Dresden’s Institute of Natural Products Engineering have developed an innovative new material replicating styrofoam. Made from discarded paper, the new insulating material has created an eco-friendly alternative for shipping temperature-sensitive items. The material can be recycled easily, and is also biodegradable. The popularity of...

An Unlikely Inflation: Huge Cardboard Shortages After a Surge of Home Deliveries

Over the past year, a surge in online shopping has resulted in an unprecedented cardboard shortage. Despite The Recycling Association (TRA) predicting this situation back in March of 2020, the shortages have been unavoidable. Cardboard’s value has increased to more than five times its value prior to the pandemic. Shortage...

Volkswagen Goes Greener: Recycling End-Of-Life Batteries

As electric vehicles continue to storm the automotive market, a new challenge has arised. What happens to the end-of-life electric vehicle batteries? Volkswagen (VW) has found a solution. Many manufacturers are creating sustainable “second-life” solutions to electric vehicle batteries. Nissan, for example, is converting Leaf batteries into stationary energy storage...

The UK to Triple Plastic Recycling by 2030, According to BPF Report

A recent report published by the British Plastics Federation (BPF) has highlighted the key changes the UK need to make in order to achieve this impressive target. Within the next decade, BPF hopes to cut plastic waste in landfill sites to 1%, an impressive reduction to the current 95% of...

The Best Green Innovations of 2020

2020 has been an unprecedented year. COVID-19 took over the world on an immeasurable scale, and yet, individuals and businesses continued their research and development, creating high quality innovative products. This has been undoubtedly true for those with environmental sustainability central to their ethos. A number of companies have created...

TreeCard: the wooden debit card planting trees

Ecosia, the search engine that donates its profits to reforestation and planting trees, has just announced their funding for a new innovative FinTech product: TreeCard.TreeCard, like Ecosia, will donate over 80% of its profits to planting trees through Ecosia’s monthly tree planting projects. TreeCard’s profits will come from interchange: the standard...