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The construction industry accounts for approximately 60 per cent of UK materials use and one third of all waste arisings.  Commonly buildings are stripped out every few years and often torn down well short of their design life, with little in the way of products or materials being reclaimed for reuse. 

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has updated its 2011 Plastics Market Situation Report, providing an update of key developments over the past few years. The report finds that significant improvements have been made by local authorities, the recycling industry and other parts of the supply chain towards achieving a circular economy for plastics.

With the forthcoming London Mayoral election not far away in May 2016, Green Alliance, in collaboration with the Campaign for Better Transport, CPRE, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, London Wildlife Trust, National Trust, RSPB and the WWF, looks at the major challenges facing London and sets out big ideas and practical means which would help the new Mayor achieve a greener, fairer capital and a better place to live and work. 

SmartThings Future Living Report

By Editor on 24th February 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

This new report, commissioned by Samsung, explores the concept of future living and how fast-moving advances in technology and engineering, such as the Internet of Things, could revolutionise the way we live. 

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 12:30 to 14:00

The All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group’s next Parliamentary seminar is ‘COP21 and Waste: Exploring the Resource Industry’s Influence on Mitigating Climate Change’.

‘Policy-Making for the Circular Economy’

By Robert Lyons on 4th November 2015
Found in: Events
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 13:30 to 17:30

London, UK

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 08:30 to 13:00

London, UK

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 09:00 to 12:00


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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 17:00 to 20:00

London, UK

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation recently launched Circulate, an online location for news and thought-leadership on the circular economy and related subjects. The website is designed to provide a central location for information and news on circular economy related topics.