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Big Interview

2000 David Brookes

The Big Interview: David Brookes, PlasRecycleSubscription

One year ago, Brookes became development director at the new plastic film recycling business: he now runs its south-east London HQ.

Liz Goodwin

The Big Interview: Liz GoodwinSubscription

WRAP has faced considerable financial challenges in the past year and been transformed into a charity. So where is WRAP now?


The Big Interview: Stuart Hayward-HighamSubscription

Stuart Hayward-Higham is the man at Suez who helps the business to analyse the market and look at innovations so that it is fit for the future.

Bernard Amos 400

The Big Interview: Bernard AmosSubscription

Helistrat’s clients include Marks & Spencer, Ann Summers and Poundland. Andrea Lockerbie meets its chief executive to find out how he has set out to challenge conventional thinking

Richard Butcher 586

The Big Interview: Richard ButcherSubscription

The UK’s renewable energy target of 15% by 2020 provided a solid foundation on which Stobart Energy could build its new business

Vikki Jackson Smith 400

The Big Interview: Vikki Jackson-SmithSubscription

J&B Recycling’s chief is buzzing after the company received growth funding, which will help to increase throughput. Chiara Francavilla reports

Vic Emery_586

The Big Interview: Vic EmerySubscription

Zero Waste Scotland chairman Vic Emery talks for the first time about the newly independent body’s plans for the country to best utilise its resources and boost its economy.

586 Paul Taylor

The Big Interview: Paul TaylorSubscription

Cutting waste to landfill has opened the door to producing fuel from waste. But too much residual material is being exported, and FCC wants to change that mindset.

Richard Miller_586

The Big Interview: Richard MillerSubscription

Keen amateur astronomer Richard Miller believes that sustainability is a business issue, not a green one, and is working with entrepreneurs on projects to make it happen.

The Big Interview: Walter StahelSubscription

In an exclusive interview with MRW’s Andrea Lockerbie, Walter Stahel, one of the key thinkers behind the circular economy, discusses who should be driving it and how to make the leap from theory to reality.

Aston University_Prof Dey

The Big Interview: Prasanta Kumar DeySubscription

Helping companies, especially smaller ones, to get the most out of their operations is the focus of work by an academic who has also spent half his career in the business world.


The Big Interview: Wayne Hubbard & Melville HaggardSubscription

London’s recycling levels are low, but LWARB is charged with bringing the city’s waste management players together

Chris Holmes

The Big Interview: Chris HolmesSubscription

Commercial markets are constantly evolving in the waste sector, and the GIB’s managing director is keeping an eye on where its investment can help.

Jonathan Garrett

The Big Interview: Jonathan Garrett Subscription

MRW talks to Jaguar’s sustainability director about its long-term strategy to use more recycled content along the supply chain

586 Nathan Bowles Smart Solutions

Big Interview: Nathan BowlesSubscription

The managing director of Smart Solutions explains how he found a staffing solution to the ‘volatile’ recycling market and a remedy for poorly trained workers. Tom Kenning reports from Newport, South Wales

Barry Gardiner MP

Big Interview: Barry GardinerSubscription

The shadow waste minister details his priorities for the sector under Labour, and is critical of the Coalition’s lack of a clear direction

Estelle Brachlianoff

Big Interview: Estelle BrachlianoffSubscription

Spearhead for a new business model

Richard Lochhead

Big Interview: Richard Lochhead Subscription

Scottish environment minister Richard Lochhead has huge ambitions for recycling and resources in the country

Liz Goodwin

Big Interview: Liz GoodwinSubscription

While at a conference in Scotland, Chiara Francavilla took the opportunity for a one-to-one with WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin, looking at the future of the organisation

Lord Robert Winston

Big Interview: Lord Robert WinstonSubscription

The pioneering professor tells Tom Kenning how money can affect attitudes on waste

Alice Ellison

Big Interview: Alice EllisonSubscription

The British Retail Consortium’s environment policy adviser says retailers are focusing on the supply chain.

Alan Lovell Tamar Energy

Big Interview: Alan LovellSubscription

Tamar Energy chief executive Alan Lovell tells Tom Kenning how the waste sector has become the major resource for anaerobic digestion and why overcapacity should not be feared

Lord de Mauley

Big Interview: Minister gets his hands dirtySubscription

Resource minister Lord de Mauley fully supports the circular economy and is putting ideas into practice, reports Christine Ottery

Gavin Shuker

We need leadership in UK policySubscription

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

Adrian Judge Edward Northam

Clearing the capital road blockSubscription

Claire Read hears from Adrian Judge and Edward Northam, managing directors for waste and bioenergy at the Green Investment Bank, about its mandate for waste infrastructure

Ellen MacArthur

Riding the waves to sustainabilitySubscription

Businesses need to realise the value of the circular economy and rethink their business practices to take ‘small steps’ towards this new model, Dame Ellen MacArthur tells Christine Ottery

Colin Church

The art of bringing sides togetherSubscription

A civil servant with a real understanding of the complex waste sector, Colin Church, director of climate, waste and atmosphere at Defra, spoke to Neil Roberts about finding the right solutions

Janez Potocnik

Recycling as an aspirationSubscription

The European Commissioner for the Environment tells Christine Ottery the UK needs to tackle landfill and sets out his vision

Peter Dilnot

Big Interview: A creative approach to UK wasteSubscription

Seven months into the job, Shanks chief executive Peter Dilnot is aiming to offer a fresh perspective on waste management.

Lord Deben

Big interview: Lord Deben - pioneer peer of landfill taxSubscription

As environment minister, John Gummer - now Lord Deben - was responsible for introducing the landfill tax. James Illman spoke to him about how he would refresh England’s waste policy if he was in charge