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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 ...

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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?

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How to keep pests away from the workplace

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

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Each month, Dr Adam Read, Practice Director for Resource Efficiency & Waste Management at Ricardo Energy & Environment discusses the big issues from his point of view, and this month reflects on his impending change of employment and what he expects ...


Recruitment trends in the global waste sector

From a recruitment point of view, the waste industry seems to be a booming one, according to Juliette Brooks, head of environmental and energy at recruitment agency Morson.

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Should I stay or should I go?

With Article 50 triggered, a two-year separation process is now under way to detangle EU regulation from the UK’s. What does it mean for the European workers in the industry? Matt Clay investigates

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Skills of the trade

Training and development can be a hot and even emotive topic – for individuals, employers, training providers and the policy-makers in government – and it seems to be in a constant state of flux, writes Chris James, CEO of WAMITAB

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Fire Prevention Plans make you safer and more efficient

Waste site operators should volunteer to adopt a Fire Prevention Plan before it is required of them by the Environment Agency, explains Sophie Crosswell at Eunomia

There are approximately 250 waste fires in England each year. In 2015, 74% ...

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