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.
An examination of weight-based targets suggests that alternative measurements will actually improve recycling rates, writes Peter Clayson, general manager for business development and external affairs at DS Smith Recycling.
Mark Wilson, partner, and Leander Ots, analyst, at Alantra (formerly Catalyst Corporate Finance) provide our annual overview of activity in the UK waste and resource management industry, highlighting the leading players and analysing M&A and investment activity across the sector…
CIWM President and lifelong waste policy and planning consultant, Professor David C Wilson, reflects on the challenges of devising the right policies to charge households for solid waste management services…
Coca-Cola European Partners gives us an overview of the company’s actions to reduce its packaging waste, its work to cut plastic, increase recycling and what it thinks of deposit return schemes.
With Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan published at the start of the year and its Resources and Waste Strategy set for publication later this year, Biffa’s CEO, Ian Wakelin, discusses the key policy areas which need to be addressed
Trewin Restorick, CEO and founder of environment charity Hubbub, looks at the liklihood of a levy on disposable coffee cups – or a “Latte Levy” – being implemented, and what the implications might be for investment in recycling…
Some people might have misconceptions about becoming Chartered – the application process is time consuming or they doubt they have enough knowledge and experience. Here, we clear up some of the common misconceptions about Chartered membership.
Wardell Armstrong’s Luke Prazsky says excluding a requirement for mandatory household food waste collections for financial reasons is “short-sighted”, and asks if household food waste is the key to changing the public’s opinion of seeing waste as a resource?
ReFood UK’s Philip Simpson responds to the suggestions by Defra that the Resources and Waste Strategy is unlikely to include mandatory food waste collections for local authorities, and looks at why a consistent approach to food waste collection is key for improving recycling rates.
Whatever your personal or professional goals in resources and waste management, CIWM membership can help, says CIWM CEO Dr Colin Church. Here, he looks at how upgrading your membership could help take your career to the next level.
WasteAid UK’s Zoe Lenkiewicz says while many of us are busy in our day-to-day lives ensuring that solid waste is managed safely and sustainably in the UK, vast quantities of waste are being dumped indiscriminately around the world…
Paul Taylor, CEO at FCC Environment says It’s an exciting time to be involved in waste and resources as he asks the question: how will resource managers meet the challenges of tomorrow?
Making the decision to become a Chartered member of CIWM could have career-boosting repercussions, opening up networks you might not have had access to before – and it’s more straightforward than you might think.
The energy landscape in Great Britain has changed dramatically in recent years with most new capacity coming from smaller, locally connected generation sources. This trend is set to continue, says Viridor energy accreditations manager Steven Sepp.
Philip Simpson, commercial director at ReFood, says the vast majority of food waste is still being sent straight to landfill. Here, he highlights what steps food manufacturers can take to reap the commercial benefits of tackling food waste.
CIWM President, Professor David C Wilson MBE, says he’s frustrated that we as resource and waste management professionals are not doing more to promote the potential for our sector as one such “entry point”…
Robbie Staniforth, policy manager, Ecosurety, says we need to be really careful in terms of designing targets and building too much capacity around energy from waste, following the recent National Infrastructure Assessment.
Andy Hill, chairman of the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) says gone are the days when waste wood recycling was an emerging industry as he reviews of recent developments in wood waste.