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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?

More Analysis


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

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Taxman looks back in angerSubscription


Legitimate landfill operators may be liable for a hefty tax bill

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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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Residual collections: can companies do it better? Subscription

By Mark Smulian

Some unusual adver­tisements have started to appear from waste firms aimed at households, not their usual commercial customers

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Would householders accept rollout of PAYT?Subscription

By MRW Reporter

States of Guernsey announces plans to introduce a pay-as-you-throw system for residual household waste from 2019


Renegotiation is possibleSubscription

By Joe Papineschi

Some waste sector PFI deals have delivered good value for money to councils

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Councils in a cash crunchSubscription


Carole Taylor speaks to MRW about how she sees her role and that of the organisation in challenging times


PFI costs councils dear and fails recycling ratesSubscription


Private finance initiative (PFI) funding of public sector services has been much criticised lately


Firms ‘to go under’ as industry waits for Defra Subscription


Poor market conditions following China’s crackdown on waste imports is costing businesses thousands of pounds each week