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Knowledge Centre: Comment and Analysis



Batteries data is a right old carry onSubscription

The latest portable battery recycling figures from the Environment Agency (EA) make for confusing reading, but the bottom line is that the UK will need to up its game to hit its EU targets

When collaboration is key to boost urban recyclingSubscription

Commercial waste contracts with business improvement districts show how shared collection services can improve recycling rates and air quality

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Farm AD plants need tending tooSubscription

Insolvencies in the UK’s on-farm AD industry have increased in the past few years


    Plastics recycling: it’s a rollercoaster rideSubscription

    MRW got three leading plastics recyclers to discuss the state of the sector. Joining the conversation were Chase Plastics managing director Jessica Baker, Axion Polymers associate consultant Keith Freegard and Vanden Recycling UK managing director David Wilson

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    The right AD mix benefits everyoneSubscription

    The first rule of feeding an AD plant is consistency, yet many struggle to source suitable feedstocks

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    Challenge puts wind in kids’ sailsSubscription

    Waste awareness, recycling, educating the future generation and trying to set a world record have been brought together with the Plastic Bottle Boat Challenge

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    Online multi-sellers must now take responsibilitySubscription

    Online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay have changed the face of retail: bringing multiple buyers and sellers together on easy-to-use platforms

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    Collection standardisation would toll death knell for local government Subscription

    By Ian Miller

    National approach to recycling would mark a move towards central administration and away from local government overseen by elected councillors

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    A confession: I’m not a localist when it comes to recyclingSubscription

    By Nick Golding

    We are not perfect and it is unsurprising that 76% of English households put stuff in their recycling bin which should go elsewhere

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    Pressure is on against illegal exportsSubscription

    By Malcolm Lythgo

    The UK has a huge industry attached to exporting waste in shipping containers around the world and on ferries to mainland Europe

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    Heed the warning signs of EA visitsSubscription

    By Jonathon Bell

    How waste operators avoid falling foul of environment law

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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


    Big Interview: Rob EdmondsonSubscription

    Outsourcing firm Amey is looking to fill gaps in the market to create long-term merchant facilities for residual waste treatment

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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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    Early glimpses of waste strategySubscription


    Environment Audit Committee (EAC) chair Mary Creagh stole the limelight at the RWM show this year

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    From the Editor

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    Rigorous scrutiny of waste legislation will be vitalSubscription


    Therese Coffey is surely becoming more and more in demand as we get closer to the launch of the resources and waste strategy, but the Labour opposition has been suspiciously quiet