Resource efficiency

Implementing the circular economy British Standard

Dr Stuart McLanaghan tracks the development of the BS 8001 standard and explains what it sets out to achieve, and considers how the principles of the circular economy can actually be implemented in the United Kingdom and abroad

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Sustainably stylish

Fashion designer Wayne Hemingway lets rip on our wasteful culture and attitude to litter, and explains the roots of his frugal ethos. Geraldine Faulkner reports

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Cartridge reuse is key to printers’ green credentials 

Affordability has made the printer a throwaway item for many consumers, a situation that is encouraged by manufacturers that programme their machines to stop working after a certain period and put chips in cartridges that waste masses of ink. Laura ...




Quality counts

From quality of recycled material to overhauling EPR and the PRN system, to better public education and eco-design, RWW looks at some of the solutions to what many believe is a looming crisis for UK waste management

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Blue-sky thinking

Renewi CEO Peter Dilnot tells Geraldine Faulkner about the rationale behind Shanks’ ‘reverse takeover’ of Dutch competitor Van Gansewinkel, and what the combined group now plans to do in the UK and abroad

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Tyre recycling's emerging opportunities and threats

New methods of dealing with tyre-derived materials, such as pyrolysis and devulcanisation, are moving this sector forward, but a threat exists in the form of a lobby claiming that using old tyres for turf infill or playgrounds is damaging to health. ...


How start-ups can make the Circular Economy become reality

Miriam Kehl, advisor to the board of Landbell and associate director at the Green Alley Investment which promotes start-ups for their innovative ideas in the area of recycling, resource conservation and recycling management, explains how start-ups ...


Quality control

Waste management consultants Victoria Hutchin and Dr Adam Read of Ricardo Energy & Environment discuss trends in recycling quality and the importance of communication in tackling contamination issues

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Enigma variations

A log cabin made entirely from waste is attracting positive attention in Scotland. Its innovative creator gives Geraldine Faulkner a look inside

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