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Knowledge Centre: Comment and Analysis


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Make money from unsold stockSubscription

An online auction platform is positioning itself as a way to make money for retailers and manufacturers needing to get rid of unwanted and excess stock

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Training our champion recyclersSubscription

WasteAid has launched its largest ever appeal for funds to boost plastics recycling in Africa

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The DRS that does away with reverse vendingSubscription

As Defra’s consultation on a deposit return scheme closes, a technology start-up claims to have found a way to make the system easier and cheaper to use

    Enterprising businesses take home the honoursSubscription

    MRW picks out the winners of this year’s Queen’s Award who operate within the fields of waste, recycling and the circular economy


    Pillars of wisdom from a retail packaging giantSubscription

    As big brands state their goals to reduce plastics use P&G’s principal scientist is trying to make its packaging more sustainable and what the future might look like

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    Resilient in face of Brexit woesSubscription

    Liebherr manufactures around 50% of the materials handling machines sold in the UK, discusses how the company is strengthening its market position


    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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    Emissions safety report justifies EfWSubscription

    By Keith Riley

    The only route for waste disposal can continue in the certain knowledge that it is not causing major damage to the community

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    Preparation for a professional futureSubscription

    By Sarah Poulter

    Sarah Poulter on plans to influence the shape of the waste sector

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    Back to basics on household recyclingSubscription

    By Paul Taylor

    Paul Taylor on the need to tackle consumer confusion at its root

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    Close the loop in pursuit of puritySubscription

    By Aldous Hicks

    Aldous Hicks on reducing contamination

    More Comment


    Insurance faces up to unique waste challengeSubscription

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

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    Big Interview: Andrew BradySubscription

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

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    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

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    The gender pay gap: disparity is growingSubscription

    By Greg Pitcher

    The latest round of gen­der pay figures do not make comfortable reading

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    Outdated IT leaves firms at risk of cyber crimeSubscription


    The threat to UK businesses from cyber attacks is on the increase

    More Analysis and insight

    From the Editor

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    Events threaten to overtake resources and waste policy Subscription


    Campaigners Greenpeace found UK waste in the country in December last year, but prime-time TV programme War on Plastics has really brought the message home