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Knowledge Centre: Comment and Analysis


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Helping communities do it for themselvesSubscription

Some recent developments run by the charity WasteAid to help countries in Asia and Africa deal with a tide of waste pollution


So – is gender an issue for the sector’s workforce?Subscription

MRW analysis of data gathered for new reporting requirements found that there were wide discrepancies in gender pay gap performance in the waste management sector

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Not so difficult after all: microwaves target PETSubscription

By 2020 it is hoped that an industrial-scale chemical recycling plant will be up and running, offering a solution for hard-to-recycle PET-based plastics

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    Splash the cash: projects can bid for funds to improve WEEE sectorSubscription

    Scoping work is currently underway to determine how best to spend the bumper £8m WEEE fund from 2017

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    Buyer’s guide: Rocket food composterSubscription

    David Wheatley on Tidy Planet’s A700 Rocket food waste composter

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    Apps and bots log on to the resources industrySubscription

    Technology-led companies are starting to pop up in the waste sector

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    Bringing artificial intelligence into resource managementSubscription

    Q&A with Dan Botterill, chief executive of Ditto Sustainability, on his online automated advice service

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    A leap over the financial hurdlesSubscription

    By Daniel Bailey

    Daniel Bailey on how asset finance is helping firms to adopt the latest technologies

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    Invest in technology to boost recyclingSubscription

    By Pattanathu Rahman

    Dr Pattanathu Rahman on bio-based conversion of waste

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    Data is vital – as long as it’s of qualitySubscription

    By Rick Hindley

    Rick Hindley on getting better data on aluminium

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    Dearth of data hinders opportunitySubscription

    By Roger Baynham

    Roger Baynham on taking hold of the plastics agenda

    More Comment

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    Big Interview: Peter MaddoxSubscription

    Director of WRAP UK Peter Maddox tells MRW he has global ambitions

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    Big Interview: Simon WalkerSubscription

    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


    Big Interview: Rob EdmondsonSubscription

    Outsourcing firm Amey is looking to fill gaps in the market to create long-term merchant facilities for residual waste treatment

    More Interviews

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    MRW’s Industry Insight 2018Subscription

    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

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    The joint crime unit: what industry has been calling out forSubscription

    By Mark Smulian

    A joint unit of the waste industry, Environment Agency (EA) and police to combat the worst waste crimes

    More Analysis and insight

    From the Editor

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    Voluntary deals are filling the policy voidSubscription


    The past month has been a bit of a roller-coaster for the whole country as Brexit negotiations once again put the Government’s legislative programme on hold