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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

Sector comes out fightingSubscription


The announcement that the Queen had banned single-use plastics on the royal estates was one of the more high-profile declarations about the material reported in the media


UK paper recycling faces fundamental shiftSubscription

By Marino Donati

The domestic paper recycling sector could be close to “breaking point”


Has the time come for gasification to succeed?Subscription

This year is make or break for gasifica­tion as a serious technology option for municipal waste in the UK