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Councils question the lawfulness, reasons and lack of consultation in Defra’s decision to withdraw PFI funding
Councils disappointed by hit to recycling rates and cost of sending nappies to landfill
Lord De Mauley announces trials to show the way in combatting flytipping
Illegal waste boss arrested on Heathrow airport runway after trying to flee the country
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.
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.
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Fears grow as rejected material stokes UK stockpiling with limited reprocessing capacity
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Tesco vows to use its massive size to lead in reducing food waste globally
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Further disruptions to waste collections are expected after two days of unofficial industrial action over pay
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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
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POM figures need urgent review to ensure they reflect a consistent relationship across materials, says Phil Conran
A year on from HMRC’s controversial guidance which hiked up the landfill tax rate for fines, Tomra Sorting UK’s Stephen Almond looks at its impact
Growing recycling businesses that generate more noise and traffic can find themselves slapped with enforcement notices from local planning authorities who claim they are breaching planning controls. Solicitor Michael Krantz looks at how to avoid this
Future bin concepts created by students at Lincoln University
Environment secretary Owen Paterson recognises untapped potential in the industry
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