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How meta-mapping and AI can aid the circular economy

From AI in bins to ‘Uberisation’ and meta-mapping, the industrial and commercial waste management sector is awash with hi-tech data innovations.

The waste management and recycling sector as we know it emerged in the early 19th Century ...

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What's in store for this year's IFAT

Anyone who’s anyone in the industry knows the benefits of visiting the IFAT exhibition.

It’s impossible not to, given that the show is one of the largest trade fares for environmental technology. It provides a platform for groundbreaking ...




Life on the Kani Qirzhala landfill site in Iraq

Desperation has ensured there is a recycled plastics industry in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Everywhere as far as the eye can see, piles of rubbish stretch away into the distance. Noxious fumes rise from heaps of household waste and spew from the ...




Reflecting on a summer of bin strikes in Birmingham

Refuse collectors going on strike, or threatening to, is a perennial problem up and down the country. So how can the industry and authorities finally sort out this mess?

Reports of waste collection strikes are nothing new. In fact, it can ...


How to keep pests away from the workplace

Pests, especially rodents and flying insects, can be a big problem for recycling centres.

The types of materials collected and stored often have food and liquid residues and, as they are not cleaned, provide food for a variety of pests ...

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