Reuse and recovery

Turning low-grade plastic waste into maintenance-free lumber

When Keith Browning, head of Braeside Education Centre in Devizes, an established learning and events venue run by Wiltshire Council, was looking to replace some of the timber-based infrastructure used in its outside activities, he was inspired to try a new approach.


















Solving the UK's plastic problem

The UK has a problem when it comes to plastic, thanks to China’s tougher stance on importing it, the high cost of processing it and growing concern around issues such as marine litter.



Why upcycling is more than just a fad

Karin Holzknecht at Groundwork London examines how reuse project The Loop is changing attitudes in the capital, cutting waste and bringing other social benefits too.






The new generation of Energy from Waste plants

Paul Gouland, marketing director at Clugston Construction, examines trends in waste disposal and explains how a number of the UK’s new EfW plants could contribute to future energy production