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How do we protect our lands and oceans from plastic waste?

Adrian Griffiths, founder and CEO at Recycling Technologies, looks at the growing problem of plastic waste finding its way into every corner of the globe and promises a technology that is capable of recycling over 90% of plastic waste.

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Navigating the ocean plastics current

It was along the UK coastline in 1998 that Julian Tranter, MD of Kier Environmental Services, first encountered the pollution caused by marine plastic when he was conducting research for a UK utility company. Here, he looks at the dangers presented ...


What the party manifestos promise to do with waste

Where do the main political parties stand on waste? In the run-up to this month’s general election, Maxine Perella took a look at the manifestos of the Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party in search of answers on issues ...


Imagine what the circular economy could do for us

The circular economy, where an increasing number of products are sold as services and the priority is extending product life as much as possible, will be truly disruptive and won’t immediately benefit everyone – but it will be worth it, says Ken ...




Taking control

Phil Davidson, senior manager sustainability, Europe & Asia, at HAVI, a specialist in packaging, supply chain and waste management, takes a look at how waste and recycling are shaping the circular economy.

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Diesel manifestos are "short sighted", says scientist

The head of a team of renewable fuel scientists says he is concerned that "current party manifestos clearly demonstrate politicians’ lack of understanding of true fuel emissions and engine efficiency".

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The rise of the recycling watchdog

The rising issue of irresponsible recycling has been hitting landlords, retailers and housing associations where it hurts in recent weeks, with ill-equipped recycling companies abandoning mountains of mattresses and other waste materials and failing ...

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