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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.

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



Scrap battle

Geraldine Faulkner finds out about the state of the metals recycling sector from the BMRA’s Howard Bluck, taking in the key challenges of Brexit, regulation, standards and criminal operators, as well as opportunities such as ‘green steel’


Swept away

Steed Webzell casts his eye over the latest street sweeping/cleaning technologies, discovering that correct product selection really can give inefficiency the brush-off


Bin there, driven that

RWW takes a look at what private and public sector clients are choosing in the way of refuse collection vehicles


Educate all parties and they will recycle better

Recent research suggests that many consumers are either confused or complacent about what they can recycle and how. Fortunately, however, behaviour change campaigns are having a demonstrable impact, says Rick Hindley, executive director of Alupro, who reveals what the Aluminium Packaging Recycling ...


Recovering your losses when advice turns bad

When you act on advice from a professional and things go wrong, you can seek redress, but time is against you. Sarah Perry explains how to recover your losses when you pay someone for investment advice that is poor or fraudulent


Brussels ends 2016 with a flurry of positive activity

The EU is making progress when it comes to the recycling of plastic and glass. Also, steps are being taken to address one of the largest waste streams in member states: construction and demolition. However, the Union is still penny-pinching on the funding of recycling projects.


Brexit: A death knell for the circular economy?

At this point after the referendum, the only thing that is certain is uncertainty. Caroline Hand at Wolters Kluwer looks at the options and makes some tentative predictions as to how the circular economy will fare in the UK


Fifty shades of reuse

David Cornish, AkzoNobel’s global sustainability manager for resource efficiency, speaks to Maxine Perella about reusing waste paint and how the Dulux owner is striving to make its products more sustainable


Aiming high

Scotland has been praised for its bold food waste reduction target, but is it actually achievable? David Burrows reports


Fuelling a revolution

Last month’s launch of a commercial demonstration plant for BioSNG could be pivotal to the country’s future green gas production. Geraldine Faulkner goes to Swindon to see the unveiling of a world-first


Bales of the unexpected

GBN Services, which separates materials to produce refuse- derived fuel in London and the home counties, recently invested in Dicom Paal’s Dokon 275H baler – ‘the first of its kind in the UK’ – at its Basildon site. Geraldine Faulkner reports


Eliminating explosive dangers

Kevin Spiess of BS&B Safety Systems explains why the recycling industry must protect itself from dust explosion risk, and how it can do so


2016: The good, the bad and the ugly

2016 has been what you might call an annus inopinatum – an unexpected year (though with the UK voting out of the EU and the US voting in DT, many readers may well want to stick with annus horribilis). David Burrows picks the key stories and quotes from each month’s RWW

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Enigma variations

A log cabin made entirely from waste is attracting positive attention in Scotland. ...


Electric avenues

REPIC’s Mark Burrows-Smith looks at some of the potential challenges and ...