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Furniture manufacturers urged to solve circular economy conundrum

Furniture manufacturers urged to solve circular economy conundrum | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Britain's mattress manufacturers must become advocates of the circular economy by taking the lead on producer responsibility schemes which could significantly reduce the sector's vast waste-to-landfill rates. - edie news centre
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Councils encouraged to establish reuse services with help of new ‘How to’ guide | Resource Magazine

Councils encouraged to establish reuse services with help of new ‘How to’ guide | Resource Magazine | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A guide designed to help local authorities, waste management companies and charities understand the opportunities presented by reuse services at household waste recycling centres has been published by WRAP.
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The Fascinating History of Flour Sack Dresses - Old Photo Archive

The Fascinating History of Flour Sack Dresses - Old Photo Archive | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
An archive of old photos, vintage photos, and antiques and antique appraisal
Matthew Franklin's insight:

A fascinating example of turning 'packaging waste' into garments, sometimes it is useful to look back as we move forward.

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ZWE Launches Circular Economy Project to Improve Product Design

ZWE Launches Circular Economy Project to Improve Product Design | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
An international project aimed at identifying and redesigning poorly designed and wasteful products and pave the way for a Circular Economy was launched by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) at last week’s Festival Zero Waste event in Paris.
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M&S expands redistribution trials for frozen perishable food

M&S expands redistribution trials for frozen perishable food | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Marks and Spencer (M&S) has been provided with 'assured advice' from Westminster City Council to expand a trial aiming to redistribute chilled and perishable food waste to local charities. - edie news centre
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Oxfam tackles fashion waste through redistribution scheme

Oxfam tackles fashion waste through redistribution scheme | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Oxfam have joined forces with the UK's largest independent parcel delivery service CollectPlus to offer a convenient way for people to return unwanted clothing from the nation's wardrobes, after research showed that a total of 350 million items are unused in the UK. - edie news centre
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Waste not want not: Sweden to give tax breaks for repairs

Waste not want not: Sweden to give tax breaks for repairs | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Government to tackle ‘throwaway culture’ by cutting VAT on fixing everything from bicycles to washing machines
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New app hoping to revolutionise restaurants’ treatment of surplus food that is Too Good To Go | Resource Magazine

New app hoping to revolutionise restaurants’ treatment of surplus food that is Too Good To Go | Resource Magazine | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new app is hoping to address the 600,000 tonnes of food waste created by UK restaurants every year while providing discounted meals to those in need. 
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Pressure Mounts to Reform Our Throw-Away Clothing Culture by Marc Gunther: Yale Environment 360

Pressure Mounts to Reform Our Throw-Away Clothing Culture by Marc Gunther: Yale Environment 360 | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Americans dispose of about 12.8 million tons of textiles annually — 80 pounds for each man, woman, and child. In the U.S. and around the world, a growing number of environmentalists and clothing industry executives say it’s time to end the wasteful clothing culture and begin making new apparel out of old items on a large scale.
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Europe-wide redesign project seeks examples of wasteful products | Resource Magazine

Europe-wide redesign project seeks examples of wasteful products | Resource Magazine | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Members of the public are being asked to nominate poorly-designed and wasteful products as part of a project to identify and redesign products for a more resource efficient economy.
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Environmental watchdog is all bark and no bite when it comes to e-waste from the US

Environmental watchdog is all bark and no bite when it comes to e-waste from the US | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Americans are shipping their electronic waste to Hong Kong, seemingly with impunity, and we are paying the price
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Businesses, suppliers and governments must collaborate to tackle food waste, says William Jackson

Businesses, suppliers and governments must collaborate to tackle food waste, says William Jackson | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
All of the major players in the food industry must work closer together to ensure greater harmonisation throughout the supply chain when it comes to tackling food waste, William Jackson Food Group's sustainability director has said. - edie news centre
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