A lot of environmental professionals are aware of the waste hierarchy. As you may be aware it provides a framework for the minimisation of waste. The best options for waste, and as such are at the top of the hierarchy, are those that deal with the problem at source. It is … [Read more...] about The Link between Resource Use and Waste Management
Over the years an environmental topic I have become more and more interested in is that of design for the environment, sometimes known as ‘cleaner design’. It has most definitely dawned on me that product designers play a key part in the battle to increase the environmental … [Read more...] about The Importance of Good Design to Reduce Environmental Impact
What is a Circular Economy? A circular economy involves keeping resources in use as long as possible and gaining the maximum value out of resources whilst they are in use. When a product reaches the end of its life then the maximum value from resources that form the … [Read more...] about What is a Circular Economy?
Most of us are guilty of not recycling enough, and unfortunately this is a global issue. An issue that is progressively getting worse, and the damage caused is becoming almost irreparable. Society has become accustomed to living a consumer driven lifestyle. Meaning that … [Read more...] about Five Ways That We Can Recycle More Effectively
I bet some of you are wondering what the title means – particularly international students, or anyone from outside of Lancashire. Well, to translate from my own native Lancastrian into proper English this old adage means there is money in waste. It reminds me of a visit to a … [Read more...] about ‘Where There’s Muck There’s Brass’ – Or is There?