Opinion

Recycling & Waste World's opinion articles bring you the latest industry expert and editorial points of view on recycling and waste management on topics such as energy from waste, anaerobic digestion, waste collection and more.



What does good EfW consultation practice look like?

?If you ask the public to name a renewable energy technology, they will probably say wind or solar energy, and visualise modern, clean technologies which are great for the environment. No one would mention Energy from Waste (EfW).


UK losing billions as valuable metal waste is sent abroad

You would think, at a time of high commodity prices and worrying shortages of industrial metals, that there would be more focus than ever before in the UK on retrieving and refining the valuable metals contained within industrial and household waste. But you would be wrong.


The missing link: Addressing the WEEE and EEE data gap

Producer compliance scheme (PCS) WEEE collection targets have an essential role in contributing to key objectives outlined in the government’s resources and waste strategy – maximising the value of resource use and minimising waste and its impact on the environment.


Media reporting and the evolving UK resources and waste sector

With the General Election only days away, the media coverage of the debates, issues, and back stories continues to ramp up, you can’t really escape the plethora of well-crafted soundbites, well-planned photoshoots, and the obvious political sparring that happens when the UK goes to the polls.







Scotland's deadline pushback is not a setback

We are in a time of environmental reform. Climate activism is rising, worldwide bans on single-use plastic are appearing, scrutiny over farming emissions is intensifying – but every now and then a reality check hits the deck.


Tech and teamwork can help stop waste crime

With more and more stories about organised criminals dumping illegal waste on an industrial scale – not only in the UK but worldwide – it’s clear there is a need for waste producers, carriers, brokers and dealers to tackle this together.












War on plastic or a war on waste?

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani’s War on Plastic might be critiqued for presenting a somewhat one-sided view of plastic waste in the UK and the solutions around it.


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