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Chancellor serves up food for thought to waste sector

The Budget contained new landfill tax rates, a consultation on upping fines for fly-tippers and, controversially, plans for higher statutory packaging targets. Meanwhile, an inquiry has been launched into plastic bottle and coffee cup waste, and ...


London can show world how green cities work

Our capital is far from perfect when it comes to recycling, waste prevention and sustainability, but the Mayor’s green ambitions are both laudable and realistic – and if achieved would make us an exemplar for other cities to follow, says Dr Liz ...





Companies must innovate to thrive, urges metal recycler

Innovation and ensuring compliance with growing industry regulation will be vital for the future success of the scrap metal recycling sector, says Roger Morton, managing director of metals recycler, S Norton & Co.

With potentially ...



Round and round we go – hop on the resources roundabout!

Each month, Dr Adam Read, practice director for resource efficiency & waste management @ Ricardo Energy & Environment discusses the big issues from his point of view, and this month reflects on the progress being made as the UK transitions towards a ...


Plastic recycling: A trader's perspective

Recycled plastic, by virtue of its non-standardised nature, is usually difficult to buy and sell internationally due to the many uncertainties surrounding any given consignment, reports John Hartley of Ecosky UK.

Navigating the many ...


We must not allow Defra to be distracted by Brexit

Defra’s recent ‘WACky’ decision to continue to allow some hazardous waste to go to landfill may be a harbinger of post-Brexit reality and raises questions about the government’s commitment to the wider waste hierarchy, which means the industry needs ...

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