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06 Dec 2013
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Site waste management plans: just as Defra consults on scrapping them, the...
Actions speak louder
Now that the term ‘circular economy’ is engrained in industry rhetoric, it’s...
The water's fine
In response to some of the concerns raised in last issue’s ‘Fracking up the...
Not so simple
Though DRSs sound like a good idea, they’re not always as straightforward and beneficial as they first appear, according to Jane Bickerstaffe, who says they only work in...
Fracking comes to Europe
As fracking arrives in Europe, Resource receives a first-hand account of protests on the street from Elena Rastei
Consultation is currently taking place on a mandatory MRF Code of Practice, which proposes a sampling regime to measure material quality, an issue of concern to UK...
A matter of safety
In the wake of another deadly year for the waste and recycling industry, the HSE fills us in on what's being done to improve the sector's health and safety...
Earlier this year, the British Plastics Federation called for the packaging regulation system to be amended in favour of British reprocessing. Here, Malcolm Odlin shares...
On the road to recovery
The Environment Agency recently released guidance on recovering street sweepings and gully emptyings with the aim of supporting waste authorities to manage this waste....
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Power corrupts
Power stations are among our biggest sources of greenhouse emissions, so opting for a greener electricity supply seems like an obvious way to make a difference.
Landfill tax revenue set to increase
In a new definition of environmental taxes, the Treasury has announced that income from landfill tax is set to increase by £100 million between 2014/15 and 2015/16 as...
Re-casting an eye over WEEE
With the recast of the European WEEE Directive finalised and the Red Tape Challenge completed in the UK, Recolight’s Nigel Harvey provides an update on possible changes...
The elephant in the room
Simon Weston, MD of Smurfit Kappa Recycling UK, comments that recycling is more than just collecting materials
Shoppers’ confusion over date labelling on food and drink products is at the origin of a very common daily dilemma that is being played out in kitchens nationwide, with...
Building up zero waste
After generations of irresponsibility, the last few years have seen impressive efforts from companies in the construction industry to reduce waste.
October will bring the introduction of new regulations protecting the rights of temporary workers that could have a significant impact on the waste industry. Nathan...
A wasted education
Not so long ago, a degree in waste would have sounded a bit narrow, but opportunities now abound in this expanding field. Dr Margaret Bates updates us on the waste...
For years, we’ve known that waste is a dangerous industry. But are things improving now? Mark Foxall, LARAC’s representative on the Waste Industry Safety and Health (...
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