CIWM Fellow and deputy chief executive, Chris Murphy, looks at the issue of pay-by-weight waste and recycling collections and the confusion that has been generated through poorly communicated messages
Mark Wilson, partner, and Robert Pearce, head of research, at Catalyst Corporate Finance, provide our annual overview of activity in the UK waste and resource management industry, highlighting the leading players in a year that has seen a number of external shocks
Trewin Restorick, CEO and founder of Hubbub, discusses the charity’s freshly-announced partnership with Ecosurety, which will see series of collaborative campaigns aimed at taking a “fresh look” at environmental communication
Allan Sandilands, senior consultant in Scotland at Resource Futures, looks at the positive changes taking place in Scotland that the whole of the UK can consider, following the recent announcement the Scottish First Minister
Phil Gibbs, joint director of Pure Planet Recycling, looks back over the last 10 years of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling and finds the key to success is the ability to adapt to an ever-shifting landscape.
Simone Aplin and David Woolford at Ricardo AEA say it’s time for the waste sector to stop arguing about the waste treatment capacity gap and speak with one voice, saying this annual debate is distracting, unhelpful, undermines the aims of the industry.
Truck operators, including waste disposal and waste management companies, are set to benefit financially from a group claim being brought by the Road Haulage Association (RHA) against the European truck manufacturers that engaged in a price-fixing cartel. The RHA updates…
Philip Simpson, commercial director at ReFood, goes behind the headlines to look at the DCLG’s local authority waste budget boost, saying when you look more closely at the figures, the overarching trends are slightly more “troublesome”.
Richard Garfield, associate director for waste management at Amec Foster Wheeler, looks at service efficiencies and future-proofing when it comes to development in an increasingly connected world.
Norman Grundon, chairman of Grundon Waste Management, and Neil Grundon, deputy chairman, recently returned from a fact-finding mission to India, where they sought opportunities to share Grundon’s knowledge and technology within the waste sector. Neil tells us more…
Peter Clayson, general manager for business development and external affairs at DS Smith, discusses Defra’s review into packaging recovery notes (PRNs) and their future in the UK.
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?
David Lerpiniere, principal consultant at Resource Futures, ponders why one of the most widely and easily recyclable materials is still playing havoc with our waterways… plastic. He says we need to make better progress in designing out single-use plastic items…
Grundon Waste Management’s deputy chairman, Neil Grundon, asks whether a trip down memory lane could hold the key to the UK’s economic future… He says the private sector needs more support from our legislative powers-that-be.
Are the Scottish proposals on integrating regulation and permitting an opportunity to align the regulations UK-wide? Kirston Elton, principal permitting coordinator at Wardell Armstrong asks the question…
In the latest of his blog entries, CIWM’s chief executive, Dr Colin Church looks at enforcement and compliance post-Brexit and identifies three reasons to be worried if you care about environmental protection…
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
Adrian Griffiths, Founder and CEO at Recycling Technologies says he is surprised by the lack of plastics recycling still taking place, and he questions whether our understanding of the term “recycling” is quite as accurate as we think…
As WEEE continues to be one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world, the industry cannot become despondent, argues UNTHA UK’s managing director Chris Oldfield. In fact, it could even be argued that WEEE handling needs to go back to basics in order to thrive… Continue reading
Let’s get packaging design right to help us improve quality, says Simon Ellin, chief executive, of the Recycling Association. Design, the first stage of the supply chain, is crucial in making that happen