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Are bioplastics environmentally friendly?

Public outrage against single-use plastic is placing positive pressure on businesses of all types to reconsider their use of plastic products

But the growing desire for greener alternatives to petroleum-based materials is at odds with the ...

How WEEE freeriders are costing the industry millions

The growth of online shopping is harming the environment thanks to ‘freeriders’ escaping WEEE compliance – but there is a solution.

Buying from online marketplaces gives consumers access to a vast range of products, frequently available ...

RWM 2018 roundup: new management nourishes show

As soon as it was announced that RWM had been acquired by Prysm Group, tongues began wagging in the sector.

Despite its portfolio of environmental exhibitions, there was much scepticism about how much longer RWM could continue as a show ...

Why are many scrap metal lines acting below par?

In Britain, metals recycling is big business.

I’ve spoken before about the ancient concept of smelting old metals to produce new – one of the most historic examples of a closed loop model that springs to mind, and an important facet in ...

Behind closed doors: Grundon's Colnbrook facility

Competition in the waste industry is fierce.

At a time of higher-quality demands, a growing public environmental consciousness and increasing landfill gate fees, an excellent service is not only sought after but essential to survive. RWW ...

Finding the truth behind recycling report data

August is usually considered a slow month for mainstream media.

Despite the heatwave picking up its fair share of column inches, this year the crosshairs of some of the national newspapers were firmly fixed on plastic packaging. The ...

What a hot summer means for UK glass recycling

The UK’s spectacular summer has been dramatically reflected in glass recycling.

Viridor has reported that scorching temperatures have seen Britons quench their thirst and drive quality glass recycling – the company processed 22,000 ...

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