The UK could halve its annual carbon emissions by avoiding waste from products like food, clothing and electronics. Resource inefficiency is a major source of emissions, and one that has been largely overlooked in the response to climate change. Fast fashion, wasteful eating habits and our demand for the latest mobile phone or electronic gadget all have roles to play, but so does the waste that occurs on a larger scale and relies on government interventions to address.
Independent 13th May 2018 read more »
More efficient resource use and better product design across manufacturing and industry has largely been largely “ignored” in climate policy, yet new research today suggests it could play a key role in tackling the current shortfall in CO2 cuts needed to meet UK climate targets, while boosting the economy in the process. A study led by four UK universities calculates action taken now to put less materials into the production process and get more value out of the materials used could cut UK greenhouse gases by as much as 200 megatonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2032, equating to more than half the country’s entire annual emissions.
Business Green 14th May 2018 read more »