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  • Jonathan Short

    Recycling sector is at a crossroadsSubscription

    Opinion12 September, 2014

    We need a clear and consistent communications campaign to challenge consumer perceptions

  • Jonathan Short

    2013 Review - Jonathan ShortSubscription

    Opinion14 December, 2013

    Back in December 2011 I produced a similar review of the year for MRW. The conclusion then was that our industry had made progress, but that more still needed to be done. Analysing the last 12 months it’s hard to avoid reaching the same conclusion this time around.

  • Jonathan Short

    Commingling: No - The manufacturerSubscription

    Opinion15 February, 2013

    Commingling increases recycling rates on two conditions only, says Jonathan Short, chief executive of Ecoplastics

  • Jonathan Short

    The sun is setting in the eastSubscription

    Opinion19 October, 2012

    Soon exporting our waste plastic to the Far East may no longer be an option. The Chinese government has recently submitted proposals to ban the import of unwashed post-consumer plastics, coming months after they placed a 70% domestic plastic recycling goal for 2015.

  • Jonathan_Short

    Britain wins a bronze metal for efforts so farSubscription

    Opinion22 June, 2012

    Just under a year go, I wrote the first of these monthly columns for MRW. In the intervening time our industry has made some significant changes. And, I’m pleased to say, some significant progress.

  • Jonathan_Short

    Why MRF code of practice is vital and must be mandatorySubscription

    Opinion27 April, 2012

    The Government is likely to the results of its review on a code of practice for materials recycling facilities (MRFs) shortly. Introduced as a part of the Government’s Waste Review last summer, the proposals have been developed in conjunction with a number of industry bodies and aim to ensure minimum levels of quality in the UK waste stream through accurate testing of the materials going into, and coming out of MRFs.

  • Jonathan_Short

    We make it in Great Britain …and then make it againSubscription

    Opinion16 March, 2012

    Manufacturing has a huge role to play in the provision of innovative products that will help us hit these targets

  • Jonathan_Short

    Let's shake up packaging waste before target is setSubscription

    Opinion17 February, 2012

    The plastics sector backs a mandatory recycling target but it must be accompanied by legislative changes

  • Jonathan Short

    TV reveals some home truths about domestic recyclingSubscription

    Opinion17 November, 2011

    … on the need for clearer information on how recycling works

  • Jonathan Short

    Cash for collections revives the industry conundrumSubscription

    Opinion20 October, 2011

    ….on the Government’s changing position on waste collections

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