Viridor has today launched its 2017 UK Recycling Index – timed to coincide with the start of National Recycle Week – which it says sheds new light on the UK’s attitudes to recycling. In it, Viridor also gives its support for a standardised waste collection system as a means of boosting economic growth.
The number of football pitches or Olympic-sized swimming pools… all typical analogies used to help us understand vast numbers. But are these analogies actually any good? Do we need better ways of communicating environmental information, asks Gev Eduljee?
The waste industry should get its house in order, before it’s forced to, says Paul Timmins, operations director at Ecosurety. And that means reviewing waste legislation to make it more transparent and to encourage more recycling
Serco’s business development director for its waste and environmental services business, Robin Davies, looks at the arguments that are being made in favour of local authority trading companies and “teckals”, when it comes to local authority contracts, and asks if competition isn’t ultimately the best driver for value for money