Resource efficiency

Breeding new life into conveyors

Conveyor belts perform an enormously important function in the recycling and waste industry.

They are also a very significant overhead. Although reliability and durability are very important considerations, finding a belt that is ...

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Compostables: rubbish or realistic?

Compostable packaging looks good in theory, but is it ending up in the wrong place, or worse: doing more harm than good?

In February, BBC Wales ran the following headline: “Plant-based compostable plastics going to landfill.” Only one of ...


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.

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Understanding consumer trends for WEEE

Last month, the WEEE Forum made a call for the next European Commission to make quality standards for WEEE treatment legally binding.

Despite the UK’s exit from the European Union, this could mean great things for its current dwindling ...


Using plastic to build the driveways of the future

Back in 2018, the government introduced a law for all large shops in England to charge 5p for single-use plastic carrier bags.

The sales of these carrier bags have since fallen by 86% as a result. This new law has made many individuals ...


Encouraging women into the waste industry

For many, the waste management industry is perceived to be traditionally masculine – and with images of trucks, skips, hard hats and landfill sights initially coming to mind, this isn’t necessarily a surprise.

Anna Cawley is director of ...


Energy from Waste Conference roundup: fuelling the future

The world seems to be changing at lightning speed.

With AI growing ever more sophisticated, cashless transactions and data harvesting, tech is helping us live lives unimaginable just 20 years ago. It was fitting therefore that the ...


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