One of the most effective means of diverting useful resources from waste is the introduction of a bottle deposit scheme, writes Felicia Jackson
The unrealised potential of the waste management industry is huge, with reports suggesting that improvements to waste management strategies could benefit the global economy to the order of trillions (USD). Prominent topics discussed within this report range from bottle deposits and water conservation, to exploration of a circular economy. We look at the impact of design and technology on the sector and how the UK can move towards a ‘Zero Waste Economy’.
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With the government under pressure to hit a 70 per cent recycling target by 2020, more businesses must embrace the environmental – and economic – case for zero waste, writes Mike Scott
Environmental, cost and supply pressures are bringing about a shift in design priorities to avoid expensive waste of materials, notably in the electronics sector, as Jim McClelland reports
There are now more iPhones sold every day worldwide than babies born and more mobile devices on Earth than people, as Jim McClelland reports