Key opinion within waste management
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.
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.
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.
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.
London’s recycling levels are low, but LWARB is charged with bringing the city’s waste management players together
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.
MRW talks to Jaguar’s sustainability director about its long-term strategy to use more recycled content along the supply chain
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
The shadow waste minister details his priorities for the sector under Labour, and is critical of the Coalition’s lack of a clear direction
Spearhead for a new business model
Scottish environment minister Richard Lochhead has huge ambitions for recycling and resources in the country
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
The pioneering professor tells Tom Kenning how money can affect attitudes on waste
The British Retail Consortium’s environment policy adviser says retailers are focusing on the supply chain.
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
Resource minister Lord de Mauley fully supports the circular economy and is putting ideas into practice, reports Christine Ottery
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
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
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
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
The European Commissioner for the Environment tells Christine Ottery the UK needs to tackle landfill and sets out his vision
Seven months into the job, Shanks chief executive Peter Dilnot is aiming to offer a fresh perspective on waste management.
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
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
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
“I was born and raised in the industry. That was my education”, Herman van der Meij says proudly.
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.
Efra chair and Conservative MP Anne McIntosh hopes to push the waste industry’s concerns up the agenda
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
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