In-Depth

Recycling & Waste World's In-depth articles investigate and analyse topics such as energy from waste, materials recovery and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling.












What more can be done to tackle food loss?

Moves to minimise food loss in farming are gaining momentum with awareness of the issue growing yet campaigners say lack of transparency in supermarket supply chains means too much still rots in the field, in storage or in transit.


Times are changing for Dr Adam Read

Each month, Dr Adam Read, Practice Director for Resource Efficiency & Waste Management at Ricardo Energy & Environment discusses the big issues from his point of view, and this month reflects on his impending change of employment and what he expects for both Ricardo and Suez in the coming months.




The challenges of EfW facilities in the UK

Waste management consultants Kathryn Warren and Mark Terrell from Ricardo Energy & Environment discuss what the real challenges and costs of operating EfW facilities in the UK.


Are three weekly collections a good idea?

Three weekly collections were first introduced by Falkirk Council over two years ago, and now over 18 local authorities have followed suit and are providing similar extended frequency collections. As a result, there is mounting interest about what a council needs to consider prior to changing their ...


Member States are divided on raised recycling targets

Although research shows some countries don’t put their money where their mouth is when it comes to supporting higher recycling targets, the EU has funded a few interesting projects, including British ones, and banks have introduced standards for financing endeavours which could stimulate European ...


New political climate offers challenges to green issues

Robin Dyet reflects on last month’s surprise general election result, and where Theresa May’s minority government – propped up by the traditionally climate-change-sceptic DUP and including the return of Michael Gove as secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs – is likely to stand ...


Low carbon, high hopes

Making fuel and low-carbon chemicals – including aviation fuel – from waste gas could be a sustainable alternative to landfill or traditional incineration, thanks to one company’s new technology. Maxine Perella reports


Raising the barista

The popularity of in-home coffee machines means something must be done about all the capsules they get through. Big brand Nespresso’s recycling schemes have their doubters, while compostable versions are far from perfect too. David Burrows reports


You've got bale

There’s a lot to be said for baler installations at prestige companies. Steed Webzell provides the lowdown on some of the latest examples


Incredible bulk

What are the key criteria to consider when selecting a bulk materials handling system? Matt Drew, MD of Saxlund International, reports


What is the future for RDF?

Principal consultant Mark Terrell and practice director Dr Adam Read of Ricardo Energy & Environment consider the changing RDF export market, the opportunities for end markets closer to home, and what might happen post-Brexit


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