Reuse and recovery

The problem with plastic film recycling

As more of us aim to do our bit for the environment by recycling as much as we can, many people are still left confused about what can and can’t be recycled.






Encouraging women into the waste industry

For many, the waste management industry is perceived to be traditionally masculine – and with images of trucks, skips, hard hats and landfill sights initially coming to mind, this isn’t necessarily a surprise.






How Internet of Things technology can reduce food waste

Embracing technology as part of the drive to reduce food loss and waste is fundamental in keeping the food system within environmental limits and ensuring the global population can be sustainably fed by 2050, according to a recent study.





The role of Energy from Waste is vital to fuel the future

As I have settled into my new role at SUEZ over the past 12 months, I have been fortunate to visit a number of flagship EfW plants in the sector, namely Cory’s Riverside site in London, Viridor’s Ardley site near Oxford, and SUEZ’s new sites in Suffolk, Wilton, Severnside and Cornwall.






Energy from Waste predictions for 2019

From the Chancellor’s coffee cup levy proposal, to the implementation of deposit return schemes, 2018 was not only a key year for the war against single-use plastics, but also in re-evaluating the resource potential of waste.




Show you mean business on safety

The perception of the waste industry is extremely varied. For some it carries the stigmas of the past as being a grubby and basic industry that hauls away waste to holes in the ground.