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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

stephen wise

Why PFI contracts are less flexible than non-PFI contractsSubscription

Under extreme changes such as those being seen in the market currently termination of PFIs by either party may be the ultimate outcome

Veolia Newhaven

Labour needs to come clean over toxic PFIsSubscription

Given Veolia has a giant 25-year PFI deal which costs council taxpayers of our city £1bn a year, it is hardly a surprise that it is in no rush to adapt to meet the city’s recycling needs

ranjit baxi

Day that embraces ‘seventh resource’Subscription

For more than 30 years, I have nurtured a vision of how recycling can transform our lives

carole taylor

Austerity is ignored in waste debateSubscription

2018 looks like it could be quite a dramatic year for waste indus­try

waste4fuel police raid crime illegal

Knowledge is power in the fight against illegal operatorsSubscription

EA data analysts are skilled at collating data and identifying trends and issues

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

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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

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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.

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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