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Knowledge Centre: Comment and Analysis


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More critical metal by recoverySubscription

New methods to separate critical metals from WEEE and how it will help a circular economy

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Control GHG in biomass plantSubscription

Most current energy-from-waste facilities use ages-old technology

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Recovery of a dwindling resourceSubscription

Successful tests in Sweden into the extraction of metals from glass waste and soils could lead to a future where we mine our old landfills for resources


    Sky’s the limit for recycling rate Subscription

    The airline Flybe decided to take its recycling commitment to a whole new level


    Low-cost feedstock boosts plant plastics Subscription

    After a recent funding scoop, Cambridge start-up Cambond is planning pilot UK manufacturing trials for its waste-derived alternative to plastic

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    There’s profit in sticks and stonesSubscription

    Why Biffa invested in a second recycling facility at one of its landfills for road sweepings and residual waste


    The brave new world of waste procurementSubscription

    The challenges faced by local authorities in procuring waste contracts during a period of significant change within the industry

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    Incinerator emissions are tight enoughSubscription

    By Keith Riley

    The costs of going green

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    Joined-up thinking on illegal exports Subscription

    By Mark Nevitt

    Ports along our English coastline are a hive of activity but we know not all of that activity should be happening.

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    Sustainable packaging is more than recyclingSubscription

    By AJ Gruber

    Sustainable strategies look beyond recycling and aim to reduce packaging material volumes

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    Enforcement sees north/south divideSubscription

    By Laura Tainsh

    Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) published its annual compliance report covering the period from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

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    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

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    Big Interview: Mat ProsserSubscription

    DS Smith is happy to embrace change, and recent controversy over coffee cup recycling plays right into its hands.

    More Interviews

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    Tough science ahead in oxo-bio plastics debateSubscription

    By Mark Smulian

    What has driven Michael Gove’s sudden obsession with plastic?


    New rules test incineratorsSubscription


    Emissions monitoring requirements for Europe’s waste incinerators are to be strengthened but revisions to proposed new standards have been weakened

    More Analysis and insight