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.

Ford focus

Andy Hobbs, the director of Ford’s environmental quality office tells Maxine Perella how the car-maker achieved zero waste to landfill at its famous Rouge plant in Detroit, not to mention at another 76 sites globally


Sharing the load

Despite the UK apparently taking a relaxed approach to extended producer responsibility, the industry consensus is that EPR holds the key to reducing litter, increasing recycling and creating a circular economy. Maxine Perella reports


Plastics potential

Although 2016 became a year of positioning and discussion, the potential for real growth and evolution in all parts of the plastic recycling chain remains, says Stuart Foster from RECOUP


Controlling dust

WRAP guidance for EfW plants says dust is a hazard that must be controlled, and those that don’t tackle the problem effectively will be penalised. Fiona Miles from dust suppression and conveying solutions specialist, Renby, looks at dust control strategies for each of the major dust emission areas


Punching above their weight

Balers are often considered simplistic pieces of kit that just handle straightforward recyclables such as cardboard or plastic film. But they’re mightier than that, says Jonathan Oldfield, managing director of Riverside Waste Machinery, who looks at where his balers have filled a specific niche



Aerosol recycling rates show good results

Key to informing and encouraging consumers to recycle their empty aerosols has been the fact that they are now accepted by 97% of local authorities in their kerbside recycling schemes, says Patrick Heskins, chief executive of the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association


The apprenticeship levy and other issues to note this year

As well as cross-industry issues such as the apprenticeship levy, the waste management sector will be affected in 2017 by other matters, from waste crime to confusion over waste laws in the midst of Brexit, explains Chris James, chief executive officer of the Waste Management Industry Training & ...





Integrate now for a better long-term future

George Giles, head of environmental power, Siemens UK & Ireland, says that as the subsidy culture starts to recede to support energy from waste (EfW) plant development, attention should begin to focus more on long-term strategies required to deliver highly efficient and cost effective plants that ...


The future is bright: The future is zero waste to landfill

Hisanori Shimakura, General Manager, EfW Business, International Operations Marketing and Sales Division, KOBELCO ECO-SOLUTIONS CO., LTD., a technology provider for fluidised bed waste gasification plants, explains how with the use of appropriate technology, smaller scale plants can achieve high ...


Waste to energy helps to secure Europe's energy future

Further to analysis carried out by law firm Wolf Theiss, which examines the current regulatory and incentive regimes for the promotion of WtE projects in 14 countries in central and eastern Europe, Bryan W Jardine takes a look at the wide variation between the different countries



Fuelling the case for EfW

Dr Stephen Wise, associate director, environment & infrastructure Europe, Amec Foster Wheeler, puts forward the case for a joined-up approach to develop and implement best practice across the RDF supply chain


Greatmoor puts the 'great' in EfW

As part of the Energy from Waste 2017 Conference programme, delegates have the opportunity to visit the UK’s newest energy from waste plant in Buckinghamshire on Monday, 20 February



Getting in on the ACT

Mike Brown, MD at Eunomia, examines the renaissance of interest in advanced conversion technologies


More steps are taken on the road to a circular economy

The EC has launched the largest international platform to promote recycling of raw materials, while scientists have published a report on the materials critical to a circular economy. And the paper industry is planning to invest €44bn by 2050 to create bio-based products, among others. Lydia Heida ...


Waste sector operators lead the driver for safer HGVs

Cyclist safety has made the headlines once again following a fatality involving a cyclist and heavy goods vehicle. How is the waste industry dealing with this issue and can new technology make a difference? Matt Clay investigates


Sustainability provocateur

Dr Leyla Acaroglu, a founder of two innovative design agencies and creator of the UnSchool of Disruptive Design, speaks to Geraldine Faulkner about her unique take on how products and systems can be tools for change


The state of WtE in central and eastern Europe

Following analysis of the regulatory and incentive regimes for the promotion of WtE projects in 14 central and eastern European countries, Bryan W Jardine takes a look at the wide variation between the different states


Cover-up

Plastic film is only collected by 20% of local authorities and can cause costly problems in waste facilities. If plastic film is ever going to be part of the circular economy, it’s time to make brave and bold changes. Zoë Lenkiewicz, sustainable waste management communications consultant, reports


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Blue-sky thinking

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