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.

Collecting effective waste data

Jamie Warmington, Simone Aplin and Dr Adam Read from Ricardo Energy & Environment weigh in on whether we are collecting waste data effectively.


Implementing the circular economy British Standard

Dr Stuart McLanaghan tracks the development of the BS 8001 standard and explains what it sets out to achieve, and considers how the principles of the circular economy can actually be implemented in the United Kingdom and abroad


Should I stay or should I go?

With Article 50 triggered, a two-year separation process is now under way to detangle EU regulation from the UK’s. What does it mean for the European workers in the industry? Matt Clay investigates


Sustainably stylish

Fashion designer Wayne Hemingway lets rip on our wasteful culture and attitude to litter, and explains the roots of his frugal ethos. Geraldine Faulkner reports


Streets ahead

RWW takes a look at street cleaning, from social enterprise mySociety’s FixMyStreet app to some of the latest machines on the road today


Running with the pack

How can the value chain be united to maximise packaging recycling? The British Plastics Federation’s head of public and industrial affairs Francisco Morcillo, and sustainability issues executive Helen Jordan, report


Zero waste drive

End-of-life vehicle recycling is in a state of flux. Gareth Williams, marketing and communications director at European Metal Recycling (EMR), reports


Army surplus

On Salisbury Plain and at Aldershot, the Army doesn’t just have new living and working accommodation, but a new waste management service too. Geraldine Faulkner visits the garrisons to find out more


Cartridge reuse is key to printers’ green credentials 

Affordability has made the printer a throwaway item for many consumers, a situation that is encouraged by manufacturers that programme their machines to stop working after a certain period and put chips in cartridges that waste masses of ink. Laura Heywood of the UK Cartridge Remanufacturers ...


Round table discussion: The future of waste management in the UK

A number of waste management, recycling and corporate social responsibility (CSR) specialists were recently invited by B P Collins’ team of environmental lawyers to discuss the future of waste and recycling in the UK particularly with Brexit on the horizon. Topics of interest included who should ...




Union man

Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner in charge of the environment, maritime affairs and fisheries, explains how Member States are being helped to address their waste issues


Communicating WtE's role

What did the European Commission’s waste-to-energy communication deliver? Ella Stengler, at the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants, reports


Quality counts

From quality of recycled material to overhauling EPR and the PRN system, to better public education and eco-design, RWW looks at some of the solutions to what many believe is a looming crisis for UK waste management


A stitch in time

We need to shake up the clothing supply chain, address issues at the re-use and recycling end, and create a new business model for the fashion industry, reports Alan Wheeler, director of the Textile Recycling Association


Cutting edge

Steed Webzell looks at some of the trends likely to shape the industrial shredder market in the coming few years, as well as a selection of machines that are leading the way


Shred hot

Shred-on-Site is finding a growing market in destroying confidential paper at clients’ premises via its mobile shredding vehicles. Geraldine Faulkner reports from the company’s Surrey HQ, where it recently installed a unoTech Upamat 70 H4 DS baler


Soft sell

The waste management industry is ramping up its adoption of software and on-vehicle technology. Pat Murray from AMCS Group looks at some of the reasons for this, and a selection of the systems available


Plastics recycling requires bigger and faster thinking

There is real potential for improvements and evolution in all parts of the plastic recycling chain, but leadership and actions, including around government, producer and consumer responsibilities, as well as addressing materials quality and the effectiveness of messaging, are now becoming critical, ...



Crime fighters

As the world wakes up to the increasing problem of waste crime, existing laws are being strengthened and better enforced, while in the UK there is a push for duty of care to be taken more seriously. RWW reports


Blue-sky thinking

Renewi CEO Peter Dilnot tells Geraldine Faulkner about the rationale behind Shanks’ ‘reverse takeover’ of Dutch competitor Van Gansewinkel, and what the combined group now plans to do in the UK and abroad


Anaerobics display

ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton explains anaerobic digestion’s current and potential environmental, social and economic benefits, and how these might be better realised through more concerted government policy and action


Skills of the trade

Training and development can be a hot and even emotive topic – for individuals, employers, training providers and the policy-makers in government – and it seems to be in a constant state of flux, writes Chris James, CEO of WAMITAB

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