Jonathan Short's stories
Recycling sector is at a crossroadsSubscription
We need a clear and consistent communications campaign to challenge consumer perceptions
2013 Review - Jonathan ShortSubscription
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.
Commingling: No - The manufacturerSubscription
Commingling increases recycling rates on two conditions only, says Jonathan Short, chief executive of Ecoplastics
The sun is setting in the eastSubscription
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.
Britain wins a bronze metal for efforts so farSubscription
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.
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.
Manufacturing has a huge role to play in the provision of innovative products that will help us hit these targets
The plastics sector backs a mandatory recycling target but it must be accompanied by legislative changes
… on the need for clearer information on how recycling works
….on the Government’s changing position on waste collections