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The Big Interview: Winning hearts and minds to boost UK infrastructure Subscription Required

7 November 2014 | By

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.

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The Big Interview: The starman who wants to make his job redundant Subscription Required

25 October 2014 | By

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.

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Change economic framework to get a competitive advantage

12 September 2014 | By

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.

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The Big Interview: Business strategy gets a boost from research Subscription Required

15 August 2014 | By

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.

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Big Interview: Wayne Hubbard and Melville Haggard Subscription Required

19 June 2014 | By

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

Chris Holmes

Big Interview: Chris Holmes Subscription Required

24 May 2014 | By

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

Big Interview: Jonathan Garrett Subscription Required

14 March 2014 | By

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

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Big Interview: Nathan Bowles Subscription Required

1 March 2014 | By

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 Gardiner Subscription Required

7 February 2014 | By

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 Brachlianoff

6 December 2013 | By

Spearhead for a new business model

Richard Lochhead

Big Interview: Richard Lochhead Subscription Required

15 November 2013 | By

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

Liz Goodwin

Big Interview: Liz Goodwin

11 October 2013 | By

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 Winston

4 September 2013 | By

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

Alice Ellison

Big Interview: Alice Ellison Subscription Required

30 August 2013 | By

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

Alan Lovell Tamar Energy

Big Interview: a passion for the UK's AD future Subscription Required

12 July 2013 | By

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 dirty Subscription Required

22 June 2013 | By

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 policy Subscription Required

3 May 2013 | By

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

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Clearing the capital road block Subscription Required

28 March 2013

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 sustainability Subscription Required

1 March | By

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 together Subscription Required

7 February 2013 | By Neil Roberts

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 aspiration Subscription Required

25 January 2013 | By

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 waste Subscription Required

12 October 2012 | By Neil Roberts

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 tax Subscription Required

7 September 2012 | By James Illman

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

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Big Interview: Veolia's Jean-Dominique Mallet Subscription Required

13 July 2012 | By Neil Roberts

Head of Veolia’s UK arm tells Neil Roberts the company is in the UK for the long term and prepared for the challenges facing the industry

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Big Interview: Lord Taylor on the challenges ahead Subscription Required

15 June 2012 | By James Illman

In an exclusive interview, waste minister Lord Taylor tells MRW how the Government is facing up to the challenge of bringing cohesion to the UK’s recycling and waste policy. James Illman reports

Big Interview: Herman van der Meij, director, Viridor Resource Management Subscription Required

1 June 2012 | By Neil Roberts

“I was born and raised in the industry. That was my education”, Herman van der Meij says proudly.

Charlotte Morton

Big Interview: Charlotte Morton, ADBA Subscription Required

4 May 2012 | By Neil Roberts

I meet Charlotte Morton, chief executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA), on a platform at Waterloo station on a freezing morning. We are en route to visit the Malaby Biogas AD plant in Warminster, Wiltshire, and she turns up just minutes before our train is due to depart.

Anne McIntosh MP

Big interview: Anne McIntosh MP Subscription Required

6 April 2012 | By James Illman

Efra chair and Conservative MP Anne McIntosh hopes to push the waste industry’s concerns up the agenda

Gemma Barratt

Big Interview: quality matters for Gemma Barratt Subscription Required

2 March 2012 | By Neil Roberts

Waste management is such a huge industry with significant impacts, the fact I can feel comfortable that I’m part of a company that is doing something for the environment is important

Sean Feeney

A different attitude brings its rewards Subscription Required

13 January 2012 | By

Last January Sean Feeney started as chief executive of troubled WEEE recycler EnvironCom. Andrea Lockerbie finds out how he has re-focused the business and taken it from loss to profit

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