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A waste sector campaign against modern-day slaverySubscription

By Corin Williams

MRW is launching a campaign to raise awareness of how forced labour and modern-day slavery can hit unwary businesses in the UK waste management and recycling sector

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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


How one firm works to beat forced labour gangsSubscription

By Matt Spaul

There are many challenges facing the waste and recycling industry in tackling modern day slavery


First look at results from Defra’s consultations Subscription

By Corin Williams

Michael Gove gave the go-ahead for Defra to publish responses to the first four consultations arising from the resources and waste strategy


EA annual report buries poor resultsSubscription

By Mark Smulian

Annual reports are famous for burying an organisation’s unfavourable results, and the Environment Agency (EA) has kept up this tradition.


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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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


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)