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Extent of slavery gangs blindsided unwary firmsSubscription

By Corin Williams

Prosecution of eight Polish nation­als as part of the UK’s largest investiga­tion into modern day slavery

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MRW’s Industry Insight 2018Subscription

Our exclusive survey reveals 23% of respondents say a deposit return scheme will lead to a decrease in profits, nearly half have witnessed waste crime in action and two-thirds have been affected by fire - our subscribers can read on for more results and in-depth analysis

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Biffa’s contamination row with EA splits opinionSubscription

By Corin Williams, Mark Smulian

The prosecution of Biffa by the Environ­ment Agency (EA) for attempting to export waste paper to China with a “totally unacceptable level of contami­nation” seems to have divided the sector

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Dutch drop tax bombshellSubscription

By Mark Smulian, Katie Coyne

Government of the Netherlands to tax imports of waste including refuse-derived fuel (RDF)

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Using a collaborative approachSubscription

By Emma Howard Boyd

Emma Howard Boyd on EA’s approach to waste crime

Waste crime is no longer small-scale opportunismSubscription

By Corin Williams

The Environment Agency (EA) could be subject to wide-ranging changes before too long

The industry blows which way? Subscription

By Corin Williams

Defra’s consultations on reform of the packaging recovery note (PRN) system and extended pro­ducer responsibility (EPR)

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Sector reels from Malaysia dumpsSubscription

By Corin Williams, Mark Smulian

BBC TV documentary has brought the industry under intense pub­lic scrutiny

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SMEs fearful of ‘franchise’ planSubscription

By Corin Williams, Mark Smulian

Six regional SME waste companies have joined together to lobby against Defra’s proposal to allow councils to set up local franchises for commercial waste collec­tions

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The gender pay gap: disparity is growingSubscription

By Greg Pitcher

The latest round of gen­der pay figures do not make comfortable reading

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Outdated IT leaves firms at risk of cyber crimeSubscription

By Corin Williams

The threat to UK businesses from cyber attacks is on the increase