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Local authorities could generate revenues as a result of the Government’s WEEE proposals, says industry body
Experts identify gap in what people believe about recycling and what they do
“One size fits all” approach to health and safety is not acceptable, says HSE inspector
Hot Topic: China
Fears grow as rejected material stokes UK stockpiling with limited reprocessing capacity
Hot Topic: Scrap Metal
A Gateshead scrap metal and plastics recycling company has been fined £10,000 for carrying out waste activities without an environmental permit.
Hot Topic: Food Waste
A European trade body has been launched to help the recovery of food waste from factories
Hot Topic: Collections
Further disruptions to waste collections are expected after two days of unofficial industrial action over pay
Hot Topic: Circular Economy
Call for greater collaboration across disciplines
Big Question: How to overcome the waste prevention challenge?
In March, the Government finally published its call for evidence for the Waste Prevention Programme, promised in the 2011 Waste Review. It ends on 29 April
BioCat+ is a natural compound which brings a range of powerful enhancements to the biogas production process
Firefighters have got a large fire at the Sims Metal UK plant in Long Marston, Warwickshire, under control, but say it will take days to put it out completely.
MRW has compiled reactions on social media to the Institute of Mechanical Engineers’ report that we throw way half of our food, globally.
The UK fears a triple-dip recession, but at the World Economic Forum at Davos the focus is on sustainable business models. See our aggregation of comment around green business at the forum.
There has been on average more than one fire a week at recycling centres, MRW has found.
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Copper Consultancy executive director John Twitchen considers the direction that the main parties’ waste policies need to take to effect real change in attitudes to recycling
Later this summer, and after months of planning, Biffa will roll out the first of extensively redesigned recycling, refuse and street cleansing services for a coalition of three Kent local authorities. Nigel Jones, Biffa municipal mobilisation manager, explains the overhaul
The Sortex Z+ optical sorter
How might a shift in Government policy away from the EU affect the waste sector?
MRW Insight - analysis of the news
The Big Interview from Materials Recycling World
Shadow minister Gavin Shuker is champing at the bit to tackle waste and resources in the UK. He talks to Christine Ottery about Labour’s waste policy review and how it would work if Labour returns to power in 2015