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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

Quality is becoming ...


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

Eight years of flying Lynx and ...


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

Over the past 12 months, the focus on ...


Enigma variations

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

Devotees of Grand Designs, the Channel 4 programme presented by Kevin McCloud since 1999 and ...


Bin-win situation

RWW looks at how clients and manufacturers alike are providing more effective, cost-efficient and safer bins for the public

Waste containers are a crucial part of waste collection and yet they are very much the unsung heroes; the vital ...


Ford focus

Andy Hobbs, the director of Ford’s environmental quality office tells Maxine Perella how the car-maker achieved zero waste to landfill at its famous Rouge plant in Detroit, not to mention at another 76 sites globally

Ford Motor Company’s ...


Sharing the load

Despite the UK apparently taking a relaxed approach to extended producer responsibility, the industry consensus is that EPR holds the key to reducing litter, increasing recycling and creating a circular economy. Maxine Perella reports


Aerosol recycling rates show good results

Key to informing and encouraging consumers to recycle their empty aerosols has been the fact that they are now accepted by 97% of local authorities in their kerbside recycling schemes, says Patrick Heskins, chief executive of the British Aerosol ...

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A stitch in time

We need to shake up the clothing supply chain, address issues at the re-use and ...