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‘British people don’t want to collect construction waste’Subscription

Construction News associate editor on what some firms say about the sector’s skills shortfall

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A proud night in a prison cell for climate change emergencySubscription

Recolight chief executive Nigel Harvey explains the reasons behind his decision to be arrested

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Danger of fragmented waste policySubscription

Laura Tainsh on this year’s RWM exhibition

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New infrastructure holds the key Subscription

Dougie Sutherland asks why we are burying and exporting so much waste

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Slavery: parts of industry don’t care Subscription

Zak Garner-Purkis on reactions in his sector to criminal activity

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Carry on with more convenienceSubscription

Matt Manning on how retailers can help to boost WEEE recycling

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AD’s potential as a worldwide winnerSubscription

Charlotte Morton on raising awareness of AD benefits 

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Commercial waste costs in the spotlightSubscription

Once overall cost of waste disposal is highlighted to businesses, they want to do something about it

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Strategy needs hard cash to back it upSubscription

Lee Marshall on the need for council recycling services to be properly funded 

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Too many new-builds near waste sitesSubscription

Stephen Freeland on planning new housing developments

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Transparency and clarity on standards are now essentialSubscription

What is clear after the recent Biffa prosecution is that now, more than ever, the regulatory agencies and the Government need to deliver absolute clarity

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Recycling must be actually recycledSubscription

We’ve trusted separate recycling bins for years, but this has been dented by recent cases uncovered by Greenpeace

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Digital recording must be kept simpleSubscription

Why digitisation of waste reporting is a must-have for the construction sector

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Past weighs heavily on plastic exportsSubscription

Phillip Ward on plans to restrict plastic exports under the Basel Convention

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The aim is to reduce costsSubscription

Defra’s most interesting proposals to drive down collection costs for small and micro businesses

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Emissions safety report justifies EfWSubscription

Only route for waste disposal can continue as it is not causing major damage to community

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Back to basics on household recyclingSubscription

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

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Preparation for a professional futureSubscription

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

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Strategy sets a course for failureSubscription

Keith Riley on the Government’s waste strategy

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Close the loop in pursuit of puritySubscription

Aldous Hicks on reducing contamination

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Collaboration is keySubscription

There is a danger that debates over extended producer responsibility and deposit return scheme will fall back into familiar arguments that has bogged down the industry for years

julie fourcade

We can deliver a revitalised systemSubscription

The EPR and DRS consultations give us the chance to build an optimal system that reduces waste, increases recycling and delivers financially back into that very system

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What will EfW look like after Brexit?Subscription

Beth Watkins on the energy-from-waste sector’s untapped potential

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Scotland prepares for a landfill banSubscription

Laura Tainsh on reaction to new legislation

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Call for food collections gets louderSubscription

Bristol MP Kerry McCarthy on a lively discussion on using food waste as a resource

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A design for lifecylesSubscription

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

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

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

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Metals body takes its seat at the tableSubscription

James Kelly on championing the sector

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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

Rick Hindley on getting better data on aluminium