Issue : September 2017
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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
News round-up September 2017Subscription
Wales’ 70% renewable electricity target; Innovation boosts mattress haulage; CIWM ditches e-learning partner; New EfW contract for Amey
The industry has its saySubscription
Ahead of MRW’s exclusive survey of attitudes and opinions within the waste sector to be unveiled at RWM, we asked trade groups for their views
Jeremy Jacobs, REASubscription
Quality inputs to any recycling process not only save reprocessing costs but also lead to a higher quality recyclate. This adage applies in particular to the world of organics recycling, where feedstock contamination is a significant issue particularly in kerbside-collected green waste.
Alan Wheeler, TRASubscription
The global used clothing industry recently received some much welcome news from Kenya. It appears its Government has reversed a decision to try to ban imports of used clothing by 2019.
Robert Fell, BMRASubscription
When first mooted, commentators declared that the Scrap Metal Dealers Act was the single biggest challenge to face metal recyclers in England and Wales.
Andy Hill, Wood Recyclers' AssociationSubscription
Since becoming chair of the WRA four years ago, I have seen huge changes within the sector as it has grown, developed and come under increasing scrutiny.
Simon Ellin, Recycling AssociationSubscription
It is a year since the Recycling Association launched its ‘Quality First’ campaign at RWM and, in that year, it has made huge strides.
Charlotte Morton, ADBASubscription
Anaerobic digestion (AD) has come a long way since I first became involved almost eight years ago.
Helen Jordan, British Plastics FederationSubscription
Recycling is a dynamic industry, with technologies being developed that create the potential for an even wider range of plastics to be recycled. But some key issues need to be resolved to enable the industry to reach its potential and to help reduce resource use. In addition, plastic recycling offers one of the key solutions to the global marine litter issue and therefore it needs to maximised.