It’ll be all white in the cement marketSubscription
We are all familiar with the practice of producing a solid recovered fuel (SRF) from waste that cannot be recycled effectively or economically.
Lose subsidies to remove EfW riskSubscription
As we begin 2016 with renewed vigour and extra pounds from the festive season, plenty of people in the waste industry are already looking ahead to the Contract for Difference (CfD) auctions that will take place towards the end of the year.
Phillip Ward, former senior civil servant and WRAP director on the challenges facing local authorities - and why they need support
A change of cultural mindset on wasteSubscription
Following the successful COP21 conference, we have an agreement uniting nearly 200 nations in tackling climate change
Inconsistency undermines recyclingSubscription
This is the perfect time to focus on the main issue plaguing recycling of domestic waste materials across the UK
Let’s work with new RDF definitionSubscription
December 2015 has been a busy time for the UK waste sector, with the EU’s circular economy package being released, the climate summit COP21 considering the state of energy-intensive industries and the autumn statement and spending review announced at the end of November.
CE package remains out of focusSubscription
The ink was barely dry on the European Commission’s circular economy (CE) package of measures before the European Parliament was criticising it for lack of ambition in its recycling targets.
Small-scale renewables need backingSubscription
The Government has got its energy policy priorities fundamentally wrong. In its fight to reduce energy costs for consumer and industry, it has lost its way.
A new dawn against over-regulation?Subscription
Mention ‘red tape’ and most readers will have something to say about the Government’s latest drive to supposedly assist the world of business by slashing problematic and inconsistent parts of legislation and policy.
Building a better future for C&D wasteSubscription
Our industry welcomes any research that can help us to improve our sustainability credentials.
A view from Brussels on the Circular EconomySubscription
The relaunched circular economy package is a test for the Commission’s ability to deliver on objectives and new working methods. Critics will continue to argue that lower recycling targets and absence of a full landfill ban do not match the promise of a “more ambitious” package.
Glass is a clear leader in sustainabilitySubscription
Sector producers have consistently been ahead of the manufacturing industry to implement sustainability solutions.
Investment in waste: James Samworth, ForesightSubscription
Innovations in the supply chain will be required to move the waste industry forward
Investment in waste: Paul Featherstone, SugaRichSubscription
A clear harmonised position for our industry sector would reduce business risk
New challenges - Robert EthersonSubscription
What impact do waste and recycling operators in Scotland feel the Waste (Scotland) Regulations have had, and how will the lower food waste threshold coming into play in January affect them?
New challenges - Grant KeenanSubscription
The introduction of the Waste (Scotland) Regulations have been transformational for Keenan Recycling and we geared up with a £600,000 investment
New challenges - Robin StevensonSubscription
Scotland has rightly set the bar high in its ambition to develop a more resource-efficient economy and realise the environmental and commercial benefits a circular economy presents.
New challenges - Ken McLeanSubscription
What impact do waste and recycling operators in Scotland feel the Waste (Scotland) Regulations have had, and how will the lower food waste threshold coming into play in January affect them? MRW asks four businesses for their views
The triple helix approach to integrationSubscription
Since the Industrial Revolution, the global economy has operated under a linear ‘Take, Make, Dispose’ system. Because of this, society is facing a ticking time bomb.
Impact of policy on businessSubscription
Policy north of the border, prompted by the circular economy agenda, is setting a benchmark for the UK.
Technology with an eye to the futureSubscription
Advances in technology during the past two decades have undeniably changed the way businesses operate
China and the US lead M&A activitySubscription
One of the interesting features of a maturing industry is the richness of the data available to its participants to help them make better decisions.
Investment in waste: Jacob Hayler, ESASubscription
We will need greater longer term certainty over the policy landscape which underpins the sector
Time for new economic realism in EUSubscription
We believe the progress and investment of member nations should not be undermined by a one-size-fits-all blanket target which would be wrong for all
We often advise people not to invest because they haven’t thought enough about the market
MRW has been seeking industry views on the current climate and continuing need for investment. Biffa’s Ian Wakelin heads the contributions from operators, manufacturers, consultants, associations and advisers
The general UK and global climates do not fill our member’s heads with any degree of confidence
Investment in waste: Fred Bell, JCBSubscription
The biggest challenges come for those trying to establish a new business
We need long-term policies with cross party support and increased funding for the EA
Funding success is governed by risk reduction
It looks as if one of the most crucial debates of all has already been lost
Why I back the Living WageSubscription
It is a cliché to talk about people being the best assets in business - but that is because it has never been more true.
Will biomass CHP be side-lined under CfD?Subscription
Contracts for difference explained by Matt Drew, managing director, Saxlund
Ways to go for growth in hard timesSubscription
Alon Laniado, investment director at Eternity Capital, on alternative ways for the waste sector to move forward
UK’s reprocessors are hungry for more food waste Subscription
Keeping millions of tonnes of food waste out of landfill is a challenge for the UK but in Milan, a major initiative to drive up the recycling of food waste was launched in 2012.