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Waste crime: the multi-million pound swindle

Christine Cole is a Research Fellow, Architecture, Design and the Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University. Here she looks at the devastating cost of waste crime.

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Stephen Wise, associate director, waste technical leader, Environment & Infrastructure, Amec Foster Wheeler, attended the first Global Energy from Waste from Waste Innovation summit in Berlin earlier this month. He argues that while many see energy ...


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 ...

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