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News in Brief

Litter problem in London

News round-up February 2019Subscription

Veolia gives Valentine’s advice; Paper straw range launched; School gets bottle greenhouse; Suez staff fundraise against cancer

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MRW roundtables and special features

future thinking front cover

Insight from the industry's leading lightsSubscription

15 January, 2019 By MRW staff

We have collaborated with some of the major players and exciting newcomers in the UK’s waste management sector to bring you series of insightful and thought-provoking essays

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Industry scrutinises the resource and waste strategySubscription

14 January, 2019 By MRW staff

Just days after the launch of the resources and waste strategy, MRW hosted a round table at Portcullis House in Westminster

precious metals

Markets - Weekly Prices Update - 15 February 2019Subscription

15 February, 2019 By MRW reports

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

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Now the strategy is out, the real work begins...Subscription

By Greg Pitcher

A round table event led by MRW – in partnership with FCC and Valpak, and supported by Policy Connect – held just days after the launch of the resources and waste strategy was the first chance for industry to respond

recycling targets

Where do we go after 2020?Subscription


After years of policy void, the Government has finally revealed its recycling ambi­tions

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andrew brady

Big Interview: Andrew BradySubscription

2 February, 2019

A year ago, EMR set itself a new vision to become the global leader in the provision of sustainable materials

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ray georgeson

Get moving on new environment officeSubscription

By Ray Georgeson

Why there is still a need for an Office for Resource Management

john twitchen

Do we need a food waste champion?Subscription

By John Twitchen

John Twitchen on the worth of not wasting food 

paul taylor

The strategy talks a good gameSubscription

By Paul Taylor

Defra’s resources and waste strategy marks an important step forward in building a more resource-efficient waste system in the UK

julie fourcade fcc

A framework, not a roadmapSubscription

By Julieta Cuneo

”An early Christmas present” is how many people in the waste and resources sector referred to the strategy once it was finally published

Laura tainsh

Collaboration across the UK is vital if strategy is to succeedSubscription

By Laura Tainsh

The resources and waste strategy’s vision for England needs to fit in with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

dominic hogg

Voluntary agreements: a sceptic’s viewSubscription

By Dominic Hogg

 There are concerns that what has become known as ‘treaty congestion’

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