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Knowledge Centre: Comment and Analysis


new environment office

Clothes recycling gets a dressing downSubscription

Will 2019 be the year that UK consumers, the Government and industry apply the same environmental lens to fashion as directed at plastics

The UK can take the lead on hard-to-recycle plasticsSubscription

Plastics-to-oil recycling companies are lobbying to get their technology recognised

plastic packaging

Invest in facilities to recycle more at homeSubscription

Tony Gaukroger takes a closer look at the single-use plastics tax and asks where the 30% recycled plastics is going to come from


    Campaigns engage tenants of finance hub to recycle more Subscription

    Canary Wharf wants to take the lead on sustainability

    Material Focus: Precious metalsSubscription

    Precious metals seemed to return to favour in December, with the entire sec­tor recording significant gains for the first time in around a year

    ray georgeson

    Get moving on new environment officeSubscription

    By Ray Georgeson

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

    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

    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

    john twitchen

    Do we need a food waste champion?Subscription

    By John Twitchen

    John Twitchen on the worth of not wasting food 

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    andrew brady

    Big Interview: Andrew BradySubscription

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

    peter maddox

    Big Interview: Peter MaddoxSubscription

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

    simon walker1

    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


    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

    More Analysis and insight