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.

Looks good on paper

The UK’s paper recycling performance is laudable, but work lies ahead in areas such as improving raw material quality and, as with everything else at the moment, adapting to Brexit, the Confederation of Paper Industries’ Simon Weston reports


Family fortunes

A father and two-son team means Ron Smith Recycling in west London is the epitome of a family business. They tell Geraldine Faulkner about their expansion, and their choice of CASE excavators and loading shovels supplied by BPMS


Weight watchers

When weighing either vehicles or materials, there are specific regulations to adhere to, as well as various ways to meet those obligations, explains Ian Turner, technical officer for the UK Weighing Federation


Size matters

When deciding whether to upsize a MRF there are several important considerations to take into account, including labour and equipment costs, in order to ensure profitability. Trevor Smart, Bollegraaf country manager for the UK & Ireland, reports


Tyre recycling's emerging opportunities and threats

New methods of dealing with tyre-derived materials, such as pyrolysis and devulcanisation, are moving this sector forward, but a threat exists in the form of a lobby claiming that using old tyres for turf infill or playgrounds is damaging to health. Allan MacGregor at the European Tyre Recycling ...



How start-ups can make the Circular Economy become reality

Miriam Kehl, advisor to the board of Landbell and associate director at the Green Alley Investment which promotes start-ups for their innovative ideas in the area of recycling, resource conservation and recycling management, explains how start-ups all over Europe can help make the Circular Economy ...




Quality control

Waste management consultants Victoria Hutchin and Dr Adam Read of Ricardo Energy & Environment discuss trends in recycling quality and the importance of communication in tackling contamination issues


Scot the difference

Special Report

Scotland’s environment secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, talks recycling targets, food waste, land reform and the circular economy north of the border. By Maxine Perella


Electric avenues

REPIC’s Mark Burrows-Smith looks at some of the potential challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the WEEE industry, both in the UK and in Europe, against the background of Brexit


Enigma variations

A log cabin made entirely from waste is attracting positive attention in Scotland. Its innovative creator gives Geraldine Faulkner a look inside


Shear strength

Geraldine Faulkner visits the TAURUS HQ in Italy to assess the recent partnership between Blue Group and shear baler and pre-shredder manufacturer C. E. G.


Bin-win situation

RWW looks at how clients and manufacturers alike are providing more effective, cost-efficient and safer bins for the public


When the chips are down

Andy Hill, chair of the Wood Recyclers Association, gives an overview of the UK’s waste wood market


Construction sector must aim higher in Scotland

With nearly 50,000 construction enterprises in Scotland and more than four million tonnes of waste produced in 2014, the sector is the country’s single largest waste producer. Stephen Boyle, construction programme manager at Zero Waste Scotland, explains how construction businesses can reduce their ...



Energy for the future

RWW reports from the EfW 2017 Conference, where some of the sector’s leading figures discussed the big issues and developments, from the impact of Brexit to innovations in municipal waste treatment



Appetite for change

From actively enforcing the waste hierarchy to simply encouraging companies, local authorities and households to recycle more, Dean Hislop, chief executive of Tamar, explains how the UK can better manage its food waste when EU targets no longer apply


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

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