A short video about what happens to waste collected for recycling
Waste and Resources
19/05/2015 The North London Waste Authority moves to the next stage of consultation on plans for a new £500million energy-from-waste facility at its Edmonton site
25/02/2015 The London Assembly Environment Committee has published a report, Bag it or bin it?, on managing London’s domestic food waste
24/02/15 WRAP has published a series of ‘how to’ guides and examples of how councils, waste management businesses and third sector organisations can set up successful reuse initiatives.
20/01/15 Local organisations invited to register for free, reusable items available from the Olympic Park: http://www.freeusable.co.uk/
02/12/14 Food Waste House of Commons Library publication looks at food waste and initiatives to tackle food waste in the UK
20/11/14 The Co-op are continuing their Working on Waste Campaign
11/06/14 The Guardian's Upcycling competition winners announced
23/05/14 Guidance launched to show how local authorities and businesses can reduce food and drink waste and save natural resources.
27/05/14 Guardian article 'Reuse recognised: how an old ideal is finally making it to the big time'
22/12/13 bio-bean of Camberwell Grove, London SE5, collect waste coffee grounds and and have developed a process to turn them into biomass pellets and biodiesel, for heating and transport.
11/12/13 Defra published Prevention is better than cure, setting out the government's new Waste Prevention Programme and what they think will move us towards reducing waste.
11/12/13 Waste management in London: key challenges - This London Councils report provides an overview of waste management arrangements in London and identifies seven challenges that face London's waste management sector:
The report states that reducing or preventing the amount of waste produced is the most cost-effective and environmentally beneficial measure but only 0.2% (£1m) of London’s £490m spent on municipal waste management was allocated to waste prevention in 2011/12. It also points out that re-use initiatives are often the forgotten level in the waste hierarchy.
FoodSave - helping small and medium-sized food businesses prevent food waste and to divert surplus food to good purposes
iFixit - the free repair guide
Waste-free sanitary protection: Mooncup