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stuart foster

A design for lifecylesSubscription

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

john glover

Why we should have built more EfWSubscription

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

stuart foster

Who should pay for plastic recycling?Subscription

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

james kelly

Metals body takes its seat at the tableSubscription

James Kelly on championing the sector

robin latchmen

Building a real recycling rate in the UKSubscription

Why it’s time to focus on C&I waste

ray georgeson

Get moving on new environment officeSubscription

Why there is still a need for an Office for Resource Management

john twitchen

Do we need a food waste champion?Subscription

John Twitchen on the worth of not wasting food 

paul taylor

The strategy talks a good gameSubscription

Defra’s resources and waste strategy marks an important step forward in building a more resource-efficient waste system in the UK

julie fourcade fcc

A framework, not a roadmapSubscription

”An early Christmas present” is how many people in the waste and resources sector referred to the strategy once it was finally published

Laura tainsh

Collaboration across the UK is vital if strategy is to succeedSubscription

The resources and waste strategy’s vision for England needs to fit in with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

dominic hogg

Voluntary agreements: a sceptic’s viewSubscription

 There are concerns that what has become known as ‘treaty congestion’

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Still no clear policies to meet recycling targetsSubscription

Resources and waste strategy is a critical first step, but stops short of creating a true market for recycled materials 

daniel bailey

A leap over the financial hurdlesSubscription

Daniel Bailey on how asset finance is helping firms to adopt the latest technologies

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Invest in technology to boost recyclingSubscription

Dr Pattanathu Rahman on bio-based conversion of waste

rick hindley

Data is vital – as long as it’s of qualitySubscription

Rick Hindley on getting better data on aluminium

john dyne

Get ready – an inspector may callSubscription

John Dyne on improving health and safety in the waste sector

roger baynham

Dearth of data hinders opportunitySubscription

Roger Baynham on taking hold of the plastics agenda

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What will happen when landfills shut?Subscription

Laura Tainsh on the changing face of waste management in Scotland

black plastic packaging

Why we can go back to blackSubscription

Tony Gaukroger, director of Colour Tone Masterbatch says black plastic doesn’t necessarily mean ‘bad plastic’

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Collection standardisation would toll death knell for local government Subscription

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

nick golding new website

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

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

malcolm lythgo

Pressure is on against illegal exportsSubscription

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

jonathon bell

Heed the warning signs of EA visitsSubscription

How waste operators avoid falling foul of environment law

Simon Ellin 400

Plastic is fantastic – if used properlySubscription

162,000 responses were received by the Treasury to its consultation on tackling the plastic problem

tom rickerby

PRN scapegoat for UK’s poor capacity Subscription

Solving waste market failures

586 Paul Taylor

Lack of certainty on EfW policy hampers investmentSubscription

A roundtable on energy-from-waste hosted by MRW provided an opportunity to discuss potential solutions to some of the biggest issues faced by the UK’s waste management sector – both now and post-Brexit

julieta cuneo

Consistency is key for EPR regimesSubscription

With expectations running high around the Government’s upcoming resources and waste strategy, every opportunity is a good one for a lively debate on areas that are thought to be the focus of new regimes and policy updates

jacqueline o donovan

Show will look at the burning issuesSubscription

Waste Disposal looks ahead to this year’s RWM exhibition

nik spencer

Time to refresh the compost heapSubscription

Green tech solutions instead of collections

roger baynham

Avoid contributing to plastics problemSubscription

The single biggest challenge to delivering a truly circular econ­omy for plastics, where packag­ing waste is recycled here in the UK, has been competition from comparatively low cost and less regulated overseas markets

stuart hayward higham

Why there is virtue in complexitySubscription

Understanding potential effects and opportunities of array of policy and practical interventions flowing through the sector

Nigel Harvey

Unfair WEEE rules hit UK producersSubscription

One of the most interesting points raised by Defra’s look at the waste electrical and elec­tronic equipment (WEEE) reg­ulations concerned ‘freeriding’ by internet sellers

keith riley

Incinerator emissions are tight enoughSubscription

The costs of going green

mark nevitt

Joined-up thinking on illegal exports Subscription

Ports along our English coastline are a hive of activity but we know not all of that activity should be happening.

a j gruber

Sustainable packaging is more than recyclingSubscription

Sustainable strategies look beyond recycling and aim to reduce packaging material volumes

malcolm lythgo

Dumpers now subject to landfill taxSubscription

How fiscal tools can help to combat crime

Laura tainsh

Enforcement sees north/south divideSubscription

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) published its annual compliance report covering the period from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

mark burrows smith

Trends data offers better resultsSubscription

Producer compliance scheme (PCS) collections were short of the ambitious targets

nicholas pollard

Collaboration cuts construction riskSubscription

Using a trusted partner to deliver an EfW facility

simon weston

Time to introduce rigour to recyclingSubscription

We stand at a crossroads in resource management in England