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Knowledge Centre: Comment and Analysis


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Uninhabited island that’s covered in Man’s rubbishSubscription

Impact of marine plastics and clean up the island’s beaches

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The strength that binds: a new reinforced plastic Subscription

With an estimated 40% of all polymer resin produced in the world used for packaging being discarded within a year, could a new technology help more of this to be recycled?

UK innovation shifts up a gearSubscription

Government and industry have been focused on finding solutions for plastics waste

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    River barrier that also gathers data on plastics Subscription

    A start-up that wants to stop the flow of plastics into oceans is looking to test the system in the UK – and has caught the attention of Ecuador’s president

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    Simple reporting of waste crimeSubscription

    Martin Montague on ClearWaste app

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    Co-processing waste into feedstock for AD Subscription

    Thermo-pressure hydrolysis technology can help operators to get more from organic wastes

    Our pick of this year’s finalists – more next monthSubscription

    National Recycling Awards 2019 - Finalists

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    ‘British people don’t want to collect construction waste’Subscription


    Construction News associate editor on what some firms say about the sector’s skills shortfall

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    A proud night in a prison cell for climate change emergencySubscription

    By Nigel Harvey

    Recolight chief executive Nigel Harvey explains the reasons behind his decision to be arrested

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    Danger of fragmented waste policySubscription

    By Laura Tainsh

    Laura Tainsh on this year’s RWM exhibition

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    New infrastructure holds the key Subscription

    By Dougie Sutherland

    Dougie Sutherland asks why we are burying and exporting so much waste

    More Comment


    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 

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    Big Interview: Andrew BradySubscription

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

    More Interviews


    Council spending on outsourced waste services in England revealedSubscription

    By Corin Williams

    MRW’s exclusive analysis of local authority spending on outsourced waste, recycling and disposal services in England

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    Charities TRUST in scheme to rein in textile cowboysSubscription

    By Mark Smulian

    The connection between sexual miscon­duct in Haiti and recycling from UK charity shops may not be immediately obvious

    More Analysis and insight

    From the Editor

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    Our sector is a sideshow in Boris’s Brexit strategySubscription

    By Corin Williams

    Johnson’s reckless approach to governing could leave our sector, along with the rest of the UK, up a creek without a paddle