Waste Stories: 6/2/2017

1. Britain falling behind on renewables target

Britain is lagging behind on its commitments to meet its 2020 renewable energy targets, while the European Union overall remains on track.

According to a report by Reuters, other nations identified by the Commission as falling behind are Luxembourg and Ireland.

Read the story here

2. Cloud Sustainability’s eLearning module short listed

Cloud Sustainability’s eLearning module Preventing waste: the journey of food has been short listed in the REFRESH Food Waste Solution contest.

Vote here

3. Updated KTN platform

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has updated its online platform to intelligently connect you to relevant events, funding, thought pieces and specialist staff to help your business innovate and grow.

You can discover content using your area of interest, from sustainability to transport; from space to health – all major UK economic sectors are covered.

View the platform here

4. Environment Appeal: appeal form

The Environment Agency deals with applications for environmental permits. The Planning Inspectorate deals with appeals. The appeal guidance and form have been updated.

To see the guidance and form, click here

5. Loughborough University research into food waste waste reduction

Loughborough University is part of a new £0.8 million research project examining how food manufacturing systems can be improved to reduce waste.

For more information, click here

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