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dan cooke viridor

Choppy waters ahead for the recycling industrySubscription

The ’tip of the recycling iceberg’ requires a concerted approach from governments across globe to ensure we can hold a steady course in providing vital services

peter jones

Watchdog needs teeth to have biteSubscription

To establish a world-leading body to give the environment a voice and hold the powerful to account

colin church

Exciting times ahead for our sectorSubscription

The resource and waste man­agement sector faces many challenges and opportunities

nick oettinger

Levy needed on non-biodegradablesSubscription

Call for smarter policies on waste

victoria hutchin landscape

China ban poses looming threat for UK waste strategySubscription

Victoria Hutchin considers the future of the plastics reprocessing market for the UK

2000 benjamin eule

We need long-term thinking over China’s plastic banSubscription

Dr Benjamin Eule, director at Stadler UK, considers how the recycling industry must adapt to changing markets


Sustainability of household recycling has not been sustainedSubscription

Over the past decade, local authorities appear to have been forced into cash conservation and away from long term sustainability

dominic hogg

Why oppose bottle deposit schemes? Subscription

I am taken aback by the num­ber of people who have been queuing up to make known their reservations regarding deposit return schemes (DRS)

colin church

CIWM's Colin Church on the circular economy agreementSubscription

’This headline agreement does provide the basis for improvement in some important areas’

Laura tainsh

Scotland aims to simplify regulationSubscription

Change is on the horizon for 2018

2000 claire perry mp 1

A green light to red tape – when it drives innovation and opportunitySubscription

Claire Perry, the minister for climate change, was the main speaker at the launch of a report from the Aldersgate Group on environmental regulations

kerbside collections

Industry should take a lead on qualitySubscription

China’s National Sword initiative has left significant challenges for the UK recycling sector in its wake, and the quality of exported recyclable material arriving at Chinese ports has been a key driver of this clamp-down.

mat crocker

Eyes in the sky are watching criminalsSubscription

A news item caught my atten­tion recently. The headline read: ‘Man who dumped chemical barrels caught out by GPS in hire van’.

2000 peter atterby md luxus

Hammond's tax should not be a blunt instrumentSubscription

Interventions should require detailed consultation with entire supply chain to help improve recycling rates and reduce environment impacts

david hanson mp 2017

Laws to prevent metal theft are failingSubscription

A Government review of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 is long overdue and there are signs metal theft is again becoming a major issue

fiona havercroft

Act ensures that crime does not paySubscription

The Environment Agency asset recovery team actively looks to disrupt and deter those who are undercutting legitimate business

Plastic waste stream

Horizon thinking on UK plastics recyclingSubscription

What does the future of plastics recycling look like in the UK, and what impact will Brexit and the new Chinese recycling rules have on our industry, asks Paul Baxter of the British Plastics Federation

gill weeks 2000

A matter of correct OrientationSubscription

Regulation of waste is a key part of our work at the Envi­ronment Agency and we need to be ahead of the curve when we see that possible problems might occur.

2000 marcus gover

Quality and markets are key factors for recycling exportsSubscription

WRAP chief executive Marcus Gover assesses how the UK can respond to Chinese import restrictions

2000 sarah heald pennon viridor

Brexit and the benefits of bespokeSubscription

Leaving the EU is our chance to create a bespoke waste framework for the UK that drives investment and boosts productivity.

2000 jane bevis

Compostables leave a bad tasteSubscription

Does compostable packaging really deliver the more sustainable alternative it claims?

martin williams

UPDATED: Positive reaction to CfDs - and lessons learnedSubscription

UPDATED: Six of the 11 successful projects were advanced conversion technology schemes, representing some 64MWe of generating capacity

chris smith

Intelligence boosts power of the EASubscription

Intelligence manager at the Environment Agency on using intelligence to tackle waste crime

2000 stephen wise

Gasification – we need to walk before we runSubscription

Gasification as a technology for treating solid municipal waste and industrial and commercial waste is still considered a relatively unproven technology

chris james

Certification for safe site operationSubscription

Waste crime continues to hit the headlines and, clearly, there is no simple fix


North-east England ideal for new SRF facilitySubscription

Dutch company N+P is building a SRF plant in Teesside, its first outside of its home country, because of the UK’s ‘huge potential’, says Warren Freimanis

robin edwards

Lack of enforcement threatens cash-for-scrap banSubscription

’It is naive to suggest that those who steal metal would not drift back as the risk of being caught diminishes’

2000 stephen wise

Missed collections are not a public-private issue Subscription

It does not matter whether the collection service is insourced or outsourced: what matters is closer co-operation between the different parties involved

2000 james lee cromwell

Rising to the recycling challenge in flatsSubscription

Residents in flats should not have to work out their own systems for separating and transporting recyclable waste, or worry about it being a fire hazard

2000 nick pollard cory

A chance to kick-start changeSubscription

The consultation into waste generation by the London Assembly provides a tremendous opportunity to affect real change

Liz Goodwin

Make most of London’s pioneer spiritSubscription

I’ve watched Lwarb grow and develop, so it’s a great opportu­nity to be part of its continuing work

Laura tainsh

Future of incineration is a hot topicSubscription

The capacity debate on energy from waste (EfW) rages on

margaret bates

Awareness raised by worthy campaignSubscription

I have been travelling a lot recently, and trips to Nepal, Nicaragua, Berlin and Malay­sia have highlighted the differ­ences and similarities between waste management systems across the world

sarah ottaway

The art of gentle persuasionSubscription

Trying to influence behaviour can lead to unintended outcomes

gordon anderson

UK market accommodates both recycling and EfWSubscription

Recycling and energy-from-waste recovery can and should operate side by side - the two are not and never were meant to be mutually exclusive

586 Paul Taylor

Making the UK waste sector match fit for BrexitSubscription

With the Repeal Bill set to go through Parliament when MPs return from recess, we now have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to create a waste sector that works for the UK.

Shenzhen City China

Beware the dangers of China's disposable incomeSubscription

A more affluent middle class will general extra waste to serve the domestic recycling demand

andrew bird larac

Where next for beleaguered councils?Subscription

Chair of Larac on getting producers to foot the waste bill

matthew lee

EA disrupts the chain of offencesSubscription

Seizing vehicles and plant from those involved in waste crime has already proved to be an effective tool both in terms of investigating waste offences and disrupting those involved in waste crime

adam read

The need to speak with one voiceSubscription

The UK resource management sector needs a PR overhaul – a complete rebrand and rethink about the language that we use to update public perceptions and steer both public and pri­vate sector behaviour towards shared circular economy goals