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.

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


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


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A stitch in time

We need to shake up the clothing supply chain, address issues at the re-use and ...