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Knowledge Centre: Comment and Analysis


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Returnable packaging must do the supply chain roundsSubscription

Reusable plastic products are integral to tackling packaging waste in the food and drinks supply chain

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Overcoming the nimbys on EfWSubscription

District heat networks can be powered by waste and can help to decarbonise energy use

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Anatomy of a fly-tip by an enforcement officerSubscription

In April 2017, a mass dumping of some 500-600 tonnes of waste was found under the A40 near Uxbridge


    UK must plug holes in CE plansSubscription

    EU nego­tiators have finally struck a deal on the shape of future waste legislation

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    Constant research to improve biopolymersSubscription

    Dutch business Orgaworld has been converting organic waste into bioplastics

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    Londoners quizzed about recycling habitsSubscription

    Resource London is taking a collaborative approach to help drive up household recycling rates in the capital among people who live in flats


    Germany’s giant showSubscription

    This year’s IFAT show in Munich promises to be bigger and is offering a number of innovations

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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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    Dumpers now subject to landfill taxSubscription

    By Malcolm Lythgo

    How fiscal tools can help to combat crime

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    Trends data offers better resultsSubscription

    By Mark Burrows-Smith

    Producer compliance scheme (PCS) collections were short of the ambitious targets

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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.


    The Big Interview: Leonie CooperSubscription

    A number of ambitious resource management plans are being drawn up for the capital

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    Benefits and pitfalls of a bottle deposit schemeSubscription


    The UK’s recycling market potentially faces its biggest shake-up since councils were given the responsibility to collect recycling from households

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    Not enough action on theftSubscription


    The textile recycling sector has been hit by a crime wave

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