The Front Line

A decade of austerity has left cash-strapped local authorities with difficult spending decisions, says FCC Environment. But while waste and recycling provision is indeed a front line service, should it be prioritised for investment or targeted for more savings?

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Millennial Bug

Millennials are now the largest demographic in the workforce, which has led to changing trends in consumer behaviour as their spending power increases. So how will the habits of millennials shape our circular economy aspirations? Tim Price, marketing director at DS Smith Recycling, discusses…

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The Secret To Behaviour Change

Sarah Hargreaves, communications consultant at Resource Futures, says changes to services are often greeted with firm public resistance particularly where there is a lack of effective engagement to support and explain the changes. Here, she asks what’s the best way to encourage behaviour change across diverse communities?

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At Scotland’s Heart

This year’s Scottish Resources Conference saw lively debates on Extended Producer Responsibility and a Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland – which is intended to sit at the heart of the country’s circular economy ambitions. Maxine Perella reports for the CIWM Journal.

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Paying As You Consume

Robbie Staniforth, policy manager, Ecosurety, looks the recent development in packaging recycling reforms, saying we as a country are agreeing to shift the cost of recycling packaging directly onto consumers, by embedding it in products, rather than financing through taxation.

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