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Knowledge Centre: Comment and Analysis



Creagh pulls no punches on her calls for actionSubscription

MP Mary Creagh plays a key role in scrutinising the Government’s environmental policy and programmes, and has won herself fans in the sector for her work

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WRAP goes globalSubscription

WRAP UK branched out from the shores

heru heats water

UK scores a hat-trick in the innovations gameSubscription

British businesses have come up with some innovative solutions to turning our waste into a resource

    heru founder shakes on a deal to trial the system with wychavon council

    British expertise wins orders from overseasSubscription

    British organisations in the waste and resources sector about getting into overseas markets

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    Next generation tackles WEEESubscription

    Students from around the world were invited to the World Resources Forum, held in Antwerp, Belgium, to devise solutions for designing-out e-waste

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    Food and its packaging go through recovery processSubscription

    An organic waste treatment business has developed a system to compost the de-packager offtake from its anaerobic digestion process to reduce its disposal costs, create compost and recover plastics


    Time for the digital embraceSubscription

    More than 60% of waste management companies gave themselves a ‘failing grade’ when it came to the application of new technologies

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    Strategy sets a course for failureSubscription

    By Keith Riley

    Keith Riley on the Government’s waste strategy

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    Close the loop in pursuit of puritySubscription

    By Aldous Hicks

    Aldous Hicks on reducing contamination

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    Collaboration is keySubscription

    By John Redmayne

    There is a danger that debates over extended producer responsibility and deposit return scheme will fall back into familiar arguments that has bogged down the industry for years

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    We can deliver a revitalised systemSubscription

    By Julie Fourcade

    The EPR and DRS consultations give us the chance to build an optimal system that reduces waste, increases recycling and delivers financially back into that very system

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    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

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    Big Interview: Simon WalkerSubscription

    UPM’s recovered paper chief Simon Walker says the company uses its MRF to showcase how quality outputs can be achieved with the right approach

    More Interviews


    Now the strategy has sunk in: fears for fundingSubscription

    By , Katie Coyne

    A growing number of waste manage­ment, plastics and packaging compa­nies, councils, consultants and industry experts are warning that Government plans to get the UK’s recycling rates back on track may not be enough

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    The price of missed targetsSubscription

    By Katie Coyne

    Analysis by two consultancies, Eunomia and COWI, have put a price on the UK missing its recycling targets

    More Analysis and insight