Reuse and recovery

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

All hands on deck for safe ship recycling

Ship recycling, when done safely and responsibly, is a complex and skilled operation that allows the valuable metal on board a vessel to be recovered in an environmentally responsible way.

Lithuania's waste divide

Lithuania seems to be at odds with itself over waste management, striving to reach an ambitious recycling target while at the same time planning to build more incineration plants.

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 Heywood of the UK Cartridge Remanufacturers Association reports

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