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News in Brief

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News round-up January 2020Subscription

5,555 cups installation shows scale of recycling need; EfW backers hope new ministers will end disputeChina details renewable metals standards; Body set up to boost fibre packaging

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Zero-carbon lithium-ion battery production arrives in Europe
Vulcan Energy Resources is working to bring ‘zero-carbon’ lithium to Europe’s electric vehicle supply chain


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International News for January 2020Subscription

21 December, 2019 By MRW staff

MRW’s round-up of resources, recycling and waste stories from around the globe

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Markets - Weekly Prices Update - 17 January 2020Subscription

17 January, 2020 By MRW reports

MRW’s regular reporting of movements in the markets for secondary materials

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MRW roundtables and special features

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20 December, 2019 By Dave Buckley

Popular in Scandinavia, underground, automated vacuum waste collection systems, which are clean and green, are now catching on in the UK



20 December, 2019 By John Whitehurst

The next generation of flue gas treatment reagents for energy from waste (EfW) are evolving rapidly to meet the needs of the sector

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Identifying the modern slavery risk in the waste industrySubscription

By Marc Stanton

Director of the Slave-Free Alliance explains why the waste management sector is one of the most susceptible to the placement of victims of human trafficking

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Quality in, quality out must be the UK’s mantra Subscription

By Herman van der Meij

The market for recovered fibre has been through difficult times during the past couple of decades

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Teamwork is key for business and racing!Subscription

30 November, 2019

Demolition and waste contractor R Collard bought Raymond Brown Waste Solutions in October, making it one of the largest privately owned waste companies in the south

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Design basics will support circularitySubscription

By James Kelly

James Kelly on hopes for a new green agenda

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A DRS for Scotland: careful consideration of pitfallsSubscription

By Lee Marshall, Rick Hindley

Lee Marshall and Rick Hindley cast their eyes over plans for a deposit return scheme

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Heal thyself is a mantra for business Subscription

By Anna Cawley

Anna Cawley on what the Office for Environmental Protection means for manufacturers

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Could paper see a renaissance?Subscription

By John Glover

John Glover on issues for the recovered fibre sector

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