ISB Global Blog

9 Dec 14

Remanufacturing Report

Remanufacturing – ASPRG Report Calls on Government to Support The Government must do more to ‘lift the regulatory burden’ on the remanufacturing sector, a report published by an independent committee concluded December 8th. The conclusions were drawn by the All-Party Parliamentary … Continued

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8 Dec 14

Local Authorities in the Circular Economy

How Can Local Authorities Help Manage The Circular Economy?   Local authorities are key to pushing forward the circular economy and changing the way we see waste. But so often a lack of knowledge, piecemeal recycling and reuse programmes, and … Continued

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4 Dec 14

Landfill Tax Ruling

Landfill Tax “Grace Period” In Chancellors Autumn Statement Waste industry members have welcomed the government’s latest stance on landfill tax, announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement yesterday (December 3). Under new proposals, a 12-month ‘grace period’ raising the loss on … Continued

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29 Oct 14

Circular Economy – Easing the Transition

Dame Ellen MacArthur and others outline the European legislative and policy levers needed to transition to a circular economy Speaking at a circular economy debate in Brussels hosted by Philips earlier this month, Dame Ellen MacArthur asked the audience in … Continued

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28 Oct 14

Electronics Recycling

Electronics Recycling (WEEE) New Compliance Scheme Charges Online marketplace the Environment Exchange (T2E), which has run a PRN service since 1998, or accountants Mazars look set to take a leading role in the administration of the Electronics Recycling (WEEE) compliance … Continued

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22 Oct 14

Disruptive Innovation Festival

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation Disruptive Innovation Festival The Ellen MacArthur Foundation will stage the first Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) in 2014, bringing together thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, businesses, makers, learners and doers to catalyse system-level change for a future economy. Over four … Continued

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6 Oct 14

Green Alliance Propose Policy Reforms

Green Alliance Propose Environmental & Resource Policy Reforms The Green Alliance has published three pamphlets that seek to explore environmental challenges from the perspectives of the three main political traditions in the UK. Green Liberalism, Green Social Democracy and Green Conservatism each set … Continued

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29 Sep 14

Bioenergy in Europe

Bioenergy in Europe: A new beginning or the end of the road? Bioenergy faces challenges in Europe, but there is reason to believe it can make a comeback. When the European Commission announced its long-term climate-change strategy in January 2014, it called for … Continued

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