The Environmental Services Association (ESA), the voice of the UK’s resource and waste management industry, set out a number of recommendations to more closely align the planning system with the strategic objectives of the Circular Economy. “It is vital for the

Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation and Sirim Berhad introduce the Eco-Labelling Certification Scheme. Developed by Sirim, ‘Sirim Eco 001:2016 Degradable & Compostable Plastic Packaging Materials’ and ‘Sirim Eco 009:2016 Biomass Based Products for Food-Contact Applications’ are eco-label criteria that enable products

In Wales the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has re-affirmed Wales’ commitment to increasing the amount Welsh population reuse and recycle by announcing a £6.5 million fund to help the country move towards a Circular Economy.

The bioeconomy in Illinois takes a step forward. A new legislation designed to grow Illinois’ bio-based economy has been introduced: Senate Bill 1656 provides incentives to Illinois businesses to produce and sell new renewable products made from biomass and other

Danish Vestas, together with Danida, has launched a new project that will supply electricity to Kenyans outside of the established electricity network. Danida is the term used for Denmark’s development cooperation, which is an area of activity under the Ministry

The world's largest energy market continues to shift away from dirty coal power towards cleaner fuels: China will invest 2.5 trillion yuan (€340 billion) in renewable energy over a five year period, reducing carbon emissions by 1.4bn.t. The investment is part

Belarus goes green. According to the Belarusian Telegraph Agency a plan of action on Belarus' green economy development through 2020 has been approved by Council of Ministers' resolution on 21 December. The document is available on the website of the Belarusian

John Bell talks to The BioJournal. In an exclusive interview the director for Bioeconomy at European Commission DG Research & Innovation discusses “the need to move our economy away from its dependence on fossil-based resources”. “The Commission – he says –