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Knowledge Centre: Comment and Analysis


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How ready is the waste sector for life after Brexit?Subscription

Much of the equipment used in the UK waste and recycling sector is manufactured in Europe, so how are businesses preparing for any post-Brexit impacts on operations?


Gaining industry influence with support from private equitySubscription

Reconomy’s recent acquisition of Valpak demonstrates the company’s high-flying ambitions

A DRS can complement kerbside collectionsSubscription

What do the successful Estonian and Lithuanian deposit return systems include, what challenges did they face, and what can the UK learn from them? 

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    Zurich and the art of concrete recyclingSubscription

    The Swiss city recently shared its insight into more than 15 years of using recycled concrete and other construction materials during a specialists’ study visit


    Frustration over failure to actSubscription

    Packaging producers should incorporate the cost of collecting, recycling and disposing of those products in the sale cost as part of her combined Packaging (Extended Producer Responsibility) Bill 2017-19

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    Time for innovation to build UK’s futureSubscription

    The construction sector wants to improve resource efficiency

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    Stars are lining up for investment in PET Subscription

    Now is a critical time to invest in plants and take a new approach to recycling the material

    stuart foster

    A design for lifecylesSubscription

    By Stuart Foster

    Global Recycling Day coincides with the highest ever levels of consumer concern about packaging waste and plastic packaging

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    Why we should have built more EfWSubscription

    By John Glover

    John Glover on Defra’s plan for waste if there is a no-deal Brexit

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    Who should pay for plastic recycling?Subscription

    By Stuart Foster

    Stuart Foster on proposals to reform the collection and recycling of plastics

    james kelly

    Metals body takes its seat at the tableSubscription

    By James Kelly

    James Kelly on championing the sector

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    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


    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

    More Interviews

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    Which horses should UK recycling put money on?Subscription


    The Government’s resources and waste strategy outlines priorities for the indus­try after the UK’s 2020 commitments under EU legislation become obsolete

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    Remake, remodel: the CIWM moves forwardSubscription


    The Chartered Insti­tution of Wastes Management (CIWM) deferred the appointment of a new chief executive and announced it would sell its headquarters as it grappled with financial problems

    More Analysis and insight

    From the Editor

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    A willing public let down by lack of cashSubscription


    The bottom line is, if councils don’t get enough money to improve recycling rates, public confidence in the whole system will vanish