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Knowledge Centre: Comment and Analysis


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Identifying the modern slavery risk in the waste industrySubscription

Director of the Slave-Free Alliance explains why the waste management sector is one of the most susceptible to the placement of victims of human trafficking

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Digital edition: January 2020Subscription

DS Smith tells how quality recycled paper at its mills is vital in response to a market crash. Stericycle makes a case for the NHS to reuse more of its plastic. Victoria Hitchen reports from the ISWA World Congress on new thinking in recycling behaviour change and the chief executive of the British Metals Recycling Association argues for better product design

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Quality in, quality out must be the UK’s mantra Subscription

The market for recovered fibre has been through difficult times during the past couple of decades


    How to get the behaviour we want for real change Subscription

    Victoria Hutchin presented a paper at the ISWA World Congress on recycling behaviour change and discussed how behaviour science can be used to increase recycling

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    Monitoring large containers Subscription

    Technology could be used to help find people taking refuge in bins

    Bins on streets are betterSubscription

    Inclusion of sensor technology

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    News review of the year: 2019Subscription

    As we head towards the end of a decade, MRW rounds up the biggest stories of the year in what has been a tumultuous time for the sector

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    Design basics will support circularitySubscription

    By James Kelly

    James Kelly on hopes for a new green agenda

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    A DRS for Scotland: careful consideration of pitfallsSubscription

    By Lee Marshall, Rick Hindley

    Lee Marshall and Rick Hindley cast their eyes over plans for a deposit return scheme

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    Heal thyself is a mantra for business Subscription

    By Anna Cawley

    Anna Cawley on what the Office for Environmental Protection means for manufacturers

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    Could paper see a renaissance?Subscription

    By John Glover

    John Glover on issues for the recovered fibre sector

    More Comment


    Teamwork is key for business and racing!Subscription

    Demolition and waste contractor R Collard bought Raymond Brown Waste Solutions in October, making it one of the largest privately owned waste companies in the south


    ‘Our company culture? To amaze customers’Subscription

    Andrea Lockerbie met First Mile’s Bruce Bratley to discuss the company’s growth, development and upcoming challenges


    Merchant EfW plants to plug the capacity gapSubscription

    Paco Hevia explains how the business has refocused and what his priorities are


    Insurance faces up to unique waste challengeSubscription

    Understanding of the waste management sector can help companies to operate more safely 

    More Interviews

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    Time for NHS to learn to reuseSubscription

    By David Williams

    In October 2019, NHS England made a commitment to cut single-use plastic across its in-house catering and on-site retailers

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    Digital future of waste trackingSubscription

    By Simone Aplin

    Imagine that we know how much waste is being generated in the UK, where it is, how it is being treated and its ultimate fate, in almost real time

    More Analysis and insight

    From the Editor

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    Industry remains optimistic at the end of the decade Subscription

    By Corin Williams

    Our sector seems to be resolutely upbeat, now that the general election is over and we have certainty the Government will carry on with the resources and waste strategy