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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

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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

There are currently around 36 million vehicles on the road in the UK, and according to ...


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

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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

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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 ...


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



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

EU legislation, and at times very buoyant ...


When the chips are down

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

Over the past year, the wood recycling sector has continued to grow, mature and develop, with around 3.5 million tonnes of waste wood ...


Making a mark on safe toner cartridge recycling

Kevin Spiess from BS&B Safety Systems discusses the risks of toner dust explosions in the print cartridge recycling industry.

The new risk on the block One of the newer organic explosion risks identified in the recycling industry in the ...


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 ...

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