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Kent RØnning Andersen

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.

James Samworth 2000

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.

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Councils need help to maintain recycling momentumSubscription

Phillip Ward, former senior civil servant and WRAP director on the challenges facing local authorities - and why they need support

Estelle Brachlianoff 2000

A change of cultural mindset on wasteSubscription

Following the successful COP21 conference, we have an agreement uniting nearly 200 nations in tackling climate change

Laura Tainsh 2000

Inconsistency undermines recyclingSubscription

This is the perfect time to focus on the main issue plaguing recycling of domestic waste materials across the UK

Laura Owen 2000

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.

Fiona Ross 2000

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.

The pilot bioSNG plant 2000

Availability of feedstock is key Subscription

National Grid has an agenda to promote green and renewable energy, partly because it wants to be seen as a thought leader in that area and partly because it is in its own interest to do so.

Richard Gueterbock Clearfleau

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.

Ian Hetherington

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.

Jacqueline O'Donovan

Building a better future for C&D wasteSubscription

Our industry welcomes any research that can help us to improve our sustainability credentials.

Materials in a MRF

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.

2000 Fiacre O’Donnell

Glass is a clear leader in sustainabilitySubscription

Sector producers have consistently been ahead of the manufacturing industry to implement sustainability solutions.

James Samworth

Investment in waste: James Samworth, ForesightSubscription

Innovations in the supply chain will be required to move the waste industry forward

Paul Featherstone SugaRich

Investment in waste: Paul Featherstone, SugaRichSubscription

A clear harmonised position for our industry sector would reduce business risk

Robert Etherson

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?

Grant Keenan

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

Robin Stevenson

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.

Ken McLean,

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

Jack Barrie

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.


Our differences are a chance to learnSubscription

Policy north of the border, prompted by the circular economy agenda, is setting a benchmark for the UK.

Professor Jim Baird

Our differences are a chance to learnSubscription

Policy north of the border, prompted by the circular economy agenda, is setting a benchmark for the UK.

Laura Tainsh

Impact of policy on businessSubscription

Policy north of the border, prompted by the circular economy agenda, is setting a benchmark for the UK.

Garry Johnson

Technology with an eye to the futureSubscription

Advances in technology during the past two decades have undeniably changed the way businesses operate

Mark Wilson

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.

Jacob Hayler

Investment in waste: Jacob Hayler, ESASubscription

We will need greater longer term certainty over the policy landscape which underpins the sector

kristian dales fcc

Investment in waste: Kristian Dales, FCC EnvironmentSubscription

We need all the allies we can get

Herman van der Meij 586

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


Society should hold firms to accountSubscription

Can businesses be trusted on sustainability?

Roger Morton

Investment in waste: Roger Morton, Axion PolymersSubscription

We often advise people not to invest because they haven’t thought enough about the market

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Investment in waste: Ian Wakelin, Biffa chief executiveSubscription

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

Simon Ellin

Investment in waste: Simon Ellin, Recycling AssociationSubscription

The general UK and global climates do not fill our member’s heads with any degree of confidence

Fred Bell JCB

Investment in waste: Fred Bell, JCBSubscription

The biggest challenges come for those trying to establish a new business


Investment in waste: Paul Levett, Waste TransitionSubscription

We need long-term policies with cross party support and increased funding for the EA

Craig Shaw Advetec

Investment in waste: Craig Shaw, Advetec HoldingsSubscription

Funding success is governed by risk reduction

Roy Hathaway

Credibility of circular economy package hangs in the balanceSubscription

It looks as if one of the most crucial debates of all has already been lost

Danny Long Clearabee

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.

Matt Drew Saxlund MD

Will biomass CHP be side-lined under CfD?Subscription

Contracts for difference explained by Matt Drew, managing director, Saxlund

Alon Laniado

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

Food waste

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.


UK needs to wean itself off exportsSubscription

Chris Collier, commercial director of CK Polymers, on the evolution of the UK’s plastics recycling sector