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Knowledge Centre: Comment and Analysis


the judging process

The judging processSubscription

Aim of the awards is to shine a light on those who are pioneers and to disseminate best practice


A celebration of our industry’s pioneersSubscription

Discovery of truly ground-breaking initiatives, technology and services

mary creagh

Guest speaker - Mary Creagh MPSubscription

Mary Creagh launched new inquiry into WEEE

    recycling excellence large organisations

    Recycling Excellence – Large Organisations Subscription

    WINNER: Multiplex Construction Europe, Protec International and Lindner Facades

    independent operator of the year

    Independent Operator of the YearSubscription

    WINNER: Warrens Group

    health safety initiative

    Health & Safety InitiativeSubscription

    WINNER: Viridor

    waste reduction initiative public third sector

    Waste Reduction Initiative – Public/Third SectorSubscription

    WINNER: Oxfordshire County Council and Community Action Group Project Oxfordshire

    lee marshall

    Strategy needs hard cash to back it upSubscription

    By Lee Marshall

    Lee Marshall on the need for council recycling services to be properly funded 

    stephen freeland

    Too many new-builds near waste sitesSubscription

    By Stephen Freeland

    Stephen Freeland on planning new housing developments

    ray georgeson

    Transparency and clarity on standards are now essentialSubscription

    By Ray Georgeson

    What is clear after the recent Biffa prosecution is that now, more than ever, the regulatory agencies and the Government need to deliver absolute clarity

    sam chetan welsh 2

    Recycling must be actually recycledSubscription

    By Sam Chetan-Welsh

    We’ve trusted separate recycling bins for years, but this has been dented by recent cases uncovered by Greenpeace

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    Merchant EfW plants to plug the capacity gapSubscription

    Paco Hevia explains how the business has refocused and what his priorities are


    Insurance faces up to unique waste challengeSubscription

    Understanding of the waste management sector can help companies to operate more safely 

    andrew brady

    Big Interview: Andrew BradySubscription

    A year ago, EMR set itself a new vision to become the global leader in the provision of sustainable materials

    peter maddox

    Big Interview: Peter MaddoxSubscription

    Director of WRAP UK Peter Maddox tells MRW he has global ambitions

    More Interviews


    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

    More Analysis and insight