The best features in recycling
11 Dec 2013
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Born to rule and recycle?
Ray Georgeson takes a look at whether waste ministers were born to rule and...
Through the eyes of a child
Ray Georgeson discovers the wisdom of a child.
Size isn't everything?
The transition to a green economy is going to take some doing. Ray Georgeson...
Tighten up, or loosen up?
Ray Georgeson considers the influence of business on the government's waste policies
Jumping on the ban wagon
Landfill bans seem to be fashionable at the moment. I’ve tried to understand why, but I can’t think of a good reason...
Who's in charge?
In his inaugural article, our anonymous columnist discusses pay as you throw.
The Demise of the Milkman
Ray Georgeson laments the dwindling presence of the local milkman.
Resource, the artist formerly known as waste
Recently, one of the recycling sector’s news websites carried a story under the heading of ‘Church takes cool stance on “resource”’. At first glance, it made me muse...
Seasonal produce: Kicked into the long gras?
So much conspires nowadays to make it harder to track the passing of the seasons. Not just the weather of course, although that is doing its best with the exceptionally...
A cry from the North
When I returned to the North of England four years ago, although I had grown fond of the little corners of Warwickshire and Worcestershire where I had been living, I...
Controversial waste columnists Horatio Nelson (from Resource magazine) and Silas Wegg (from the Loop magazine) are both well known for being cutting thorns in the sides...
All 178 countries that are Parties to the Basel Convention have supported the early entry into national laws of the Basel Ban Amendment, prohibiting all exports of...
A sideways view
Famous quotations can often be not as accurately cited as they should be, and it turns out that the well known phrase “A week is a long time in politics”, famously...
More than green belt production
More than greenbelt protection
Thanks to the power of social media, we were treated recently to the news that Defraâ€™s offices in London had to be closed at a weekend for fumigation in order to be...
Nuclear time bomb TICKS AWAY
I know we are in the business of recycling and reuse, but I make no apology for returning to a subject that has featured in this column on several occasions. I refer of...
Lock ’em up until they sort it out...
I wonder if, like me, you were intrigued by the recent coverage of the Mars 500 project. Fascinating images were published of the journey to Mars being simulated in a...
What are we trying to achieve?
Convenience, they say, is key to the success of any recycling service. We must do everything we can to make things as easy as possible for the public, otherwise – silly...
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Portsmouth ‘BIG Recycle’
Defra backs Recoup scheme
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News in Brief
NLWA out of procurement
Future of biopolymers
Climate change warning
Energy From Waste
Coring the Big Apple
Puzzling over incineration
The embedded energy equation
Clamouring to get in the box
Europe & World
Off the Wall
Business & Industry
T & Cs
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