Materials

The problem with plastic film recycling

As more of us aim to do our bit for the environment by recycling as much as we can, many people are still left confused about what can and can’t be recycled.






How Internet of Things technology can reduce food waste

Embracing technology as part of the drive to reduce food loss and waste is fundamental in keeping the food system within environmental limits and ensuring the global population can be sustainably fed by 2050, according to a recent study.


Energy from Waste predictions for 2019

From the Chancellor’s coffee cup levy proposal, to the implementation of deposit return schemes, 2018 was not only a key year for the war against single-use plastics, but also in re-evaluating the resource potential of waste.




Building the future of metals recycling

While apprenticeships have their routes in the medieval craft guilds of the Middle Ages, it was the Statute of Artificers 1563 that introduced an official national apprenticeship system.











Challenges lie ahead for the waste wood sector

Over the past five years, the waste wood sector has seen unprecedented growth as well as far-reaching changes to legislation, guidance and processes, altering the shape of our industry as we know it.