Interviews

For informed opinion and independent insight, check out our in-depth interviews where we speak to senior commercial executives, national or local government, SMEs and material reprocessors. Find out what thought leaders in the industry are saying about resource management, waste management and recycling.


Squaring the circle

Dr Forbes McDougall, head of circular economy at environmental services group Veolia UK, explains why the focus of CE is ‘no longer just environmental’ but ‘all about the bottom line’, and how he is trying to make companies see it as an effective business tool. Geraldine Faulkner reports


Double the difference

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse councils’ modest parks and waste manager tells Geraldine Faulkner about the two authorities’ impressive recycling performance, their close working relationship with Biffa, and their plans to improve residential waste management services even further


Batting on the same side in waste

The chief executive of Viridor and the CSR director of hospitality group Whitbread tell Geraldine Faulkner about their views on partnership and discuss the bigger picture – from why innovation and being prepared to fail occasionally are vital, and why a name change from ‘waste’ to ‘resource’ management would be helpful


Waste Wars: The capital fights back

London’s household recycling rates might be among the lowest in the country, but the city is making great strides in other key waste management and sustainability areas, the mayor’s senior advisor on environment and energy Matthew Pencharz explains to Geraldine Faulkner in an exclusive interview


Ahead of the curve

An early pioneer of the circular economy, Professor Walter Stahel is respected worldwide for his views on how to add value to waste through making industrial systems more restorative by design. Maxine Perella caught up with him to find out more


Novelis: Challenging the norm in aluminium

Novelis is riding the crest of a wave what with the opening of the world’s largest aluminium recycling facility last year in Germany. The company will be exhibiting at next months’s Resource 2015. Geraldine Faulkner catches up with Andy Doran at Novelis to find out what the future holds for the aluminium specialist.


What can UKIP offer waste management?

Special Report

With two members of parliament, former Conservative MPs Mark Reckless and Douglas Carswell, now sitting in the House of Commons, it looks as if the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has already got its 2015 general election campaign off to a promising start. Geraldine Faulkner speaks to UKIP’s spokesperson for the environment to find out what plans the party has for the waste management sector.

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