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Knowledge Centre: Comment and Analysis


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Digital edition: December 2019Subscription

The Big Interview is with Rob Collard, who tells about his company’s recent takeovers as well as about his passion for racing. Health and Safety Executive figures reveal the waste sector remains one of the most dangerous to work in, we look at the stats and ask why. Consultancy Anthesis writes for us about their Vastum waste tracking project and Repic’s Mark Burroughs-Smith tells us about finding out where WEEE ends up

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WEEE in transit: tracking economic flowSubscription

More analysis is needed to understand WEEE and electronic equipment flows by consumers in order to devise achievable collection targets

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Right way down the electric avenue Subscription

Researchers have warned of a potential waste management problem with lithium ion batteries from electric vehicles as such vehicles grow in popularity

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    Recycling is done...every which way it can beSubscription

    Charity WasteAid’s annual photography competition, themed ‘The Wonders of Waste’, once again produced a series of stunning images

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    Sorting kit is getting cleverer and fasterSubscription

    How and why artificial intelligence can improve operational performance in MRFs

    Our pick of this year’s finalists – more next monthSubscription

    National Recycling Awards 2019 - Finalists

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    Cost and space drive businessSubscription

    MRW discusses the market for balers and trends with Neil Holland and Jonathan Oldfield

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    A DRS for Scotland: careful consideration of pitfallsSubscription

    By Lee Marshall, Rick Hindley

    Lee Marshall and Rick Hindley cast their eyes over plans for a deposit return scheme

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    Heal thyself is a mantra for business Subscription

    By Anna Cawley

    Anna Cawley on what the Office for Environmental Protection means for manufacturers

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    Could paper see a renaissance?Subscription

    By John Glover

    John Glover on issues for the recovered fibre sector

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    Tackling metal theft is crucial for a prosperous recycling sectorSubscription

    By Andrew Brady

    EMR chief executive on the challenge to the metals sector from waste crime

    More Comment


    Teamwork is key for business and racing!Subscription

    Demolition and waste contractor R Collard bought Raymond Brown Waste Solutions in October, making it one of the largest privately owned waste companies in the south


    ‘Our company culture? To amaze customers’Subscription

    Andrea Lockerbie met First Mile’s Bruce Bratley to discuss the company’s growth, development and upcoming challenges


    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 

    More Interviews

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    Digital future of waste trackingSubscription

    By Simone Aplin

    Imagine that we know how much waste is being generated in the UK, where it is, how it is being treated and its ultimate fate, in almost real time

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    The waste sector will remain an HSE prioritySubscription

    By Corin Williams

    Enforcement actions against waste companies by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has dropped significantly

    More Analysis and insight

    From the Editor

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    The WEEE message must be shouted louderSubscription


    As the in-store distributor takeback scheme is under review, customers need to be given clearer messaging on what to do with their old toasters