Your daily round-up of key stories affecting the resources management industry.
Half global population lacks waste management
Half of the world’s population, around 3.5 billion people, lack waste management services, the UN has reported. The UN study said management is not only a challenge but “a largely untapped opportunity.”
London councils ‘wasted £20m’ on disposal plan
Seven London councils spent more than £20m to prepare for a waste disposal service contract, which has been dropped after planning policy changes, the BBC reported. North London Waste Authority (NLWA) worked for five years on a £3.5bn plan for two privately-run centres.
Waste2Tricity secures £1m funding
UK-based energy-from-waste developer Waste2Tricity has received £1m funding for the roll out of advanced gasification technologies, BusinessGreen reported. It secured support from investors in the UK, Europe, Thailand, Australia, UAE and Israel. The company is planning its first plant in Nottinghamshire.
Recycling communication workshops for local authorities
WRAP has partnered with Coca Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Sainsbury’s for a series of five regional workshops for local authorities, which are designed to help boost public engagement in packaging recycling. The first events starts this week hosted by CCE in Morpeth.