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Clean energy is losing out to the 'Blue Planet' effect

If you can avoid being distracted by the daily headlines on plastic straws, coffee cups and deposit schemes, there are some deeper developments materialising that could have quite significant implications for this industry as it looks to modernise ...


How we can move away from a throwaway society

In his second blog, Rob Edmondson picks up on the theme of single use plastics and what it will take to move away from the throwaway society.

I wrote last time about how there’s never been a better time to be involved in the environmental ...


We need positive PR to raise the UK's recycling rates

With the UK forecast to miss the government target of recycling 50% of household waste by 2020, a stronger connection between the public and the recycling and waste management Industry has never been more important.

Studies show that 8 ...


Food waste falls down the political pecking order

While plastic has stolen the media spotlight, it seems as though everyone on both sides of the Channel has forgotten about food waste, which is the subject of aims and promises rather than concrete action.

I’ve just moved into a new ...



What's in store for the environmental services sector?

Over the next few months guest blogger Rob Edmondson will be exploring a number of industry issues and trends. In his first blog, Rob sets out some of the key issues of the moment and the themes he will be covering.

It’s fair to say ...


Food waste reporting makes business sense

Open disclosure of food waste by major food businesses has obvious sustainability benefits, but taking action can also improve other efficiencies.

A third of global food production is wasted, representing a great inefficiency in terms of ...


Can householders be persuaded to accept pay as you throw?

Earlier this month LARAC re-ignited the debate about pay as you throw (PAYT) when it called for research into how a ‘discretionary direct charging system’ could be implemented in the UK.

LARAC believes that without a complete overhaul of ...


Why is the waste sector pulling its PR punches?

I guess all generations reflect similarly, but as I grow older it strikes me that I joined a sector, and a movement, at the same time as some incredibly wise people. And now we’re all knocking on a bit.

I’m starting to realise that a ...

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