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News round-up October 2018Subscription

Ward looks to boost exports with £6m HSBC loan; Post a pouch today; Rogue traders targeted in Wales; Paper beats plastic for caterers

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Markets - Weekly Prices Update - 19 October 2018Subscription

19 October, 2018 By MRW reports

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

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Industry Insight 2018

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MRW’s Industry Insight 2018Subscription

10 September, 2018

Our exclusive survey reveals 23% of respondents say a deposit return scheme will lead to a decrease in profits, nearly half have witnessed waste crime in action and two-thirds have been affected by fire - our subscribers can read on for more results and in-depth analysis


Batteries data is a right old carry onSubscription


The latest portable battery recycling figures from the Environment Agency (EA) make for confusing reading, but the bottom line is that the UK will need to up its game to hit its EU targets

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Early glimpses of waste strategySubscription


Environment Audit Committee (EAC) chair Mary Creagh stole the limelight at the RWM show this year

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Big Interview: Simon WalkerSubscription

29 September, 2018

UPM’s recovered paper chief Simon Walker says the company uses its MRF to showcase how quality outputs can be achieved with the right approach

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Collection standardisation would toll death knell for local government Subscription

By Ian Miller

National approach to recycling would mark a move towards central administration and away from local government overseen by elected councillors

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A confession: I’m not a localist when it comes to recyclingSubscription

By Nick Golding

We are not perfect and it is unsurprising that 76% of English households put stuff in their recycling bin which should go elsewhere

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Pressure is on against illegal exportsSubscription

By Malcolm Lythgo

The UK has a huge industry attached to exporting waste in shipping containers around the world and on ferries to mainland Europe

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Heed the warning signs of EA visitsSubscription

By Jonathon Bell

How waste operators avoid falling foul of environment law

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Plastic is fantastic – if used properlySubscription

By Simon Ellin

162,000 responses were received by the Treasury to its consultation on tackling the plastic problem

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PRN scapegoat for UK’s poor capacity Subscription


Solving waste market failures

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