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.


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.


There are no easy answers to the fight against plastic

With Defra's announcement of a deposit return scheme (DRS) in England and the existing packaging recovery note system subject to a National Audit Office review, there seems to be no end to the raging plastics waste debate.








Where next for Europe's Energy from Waste?

With calorific value, technology efficiency and output volume now considered imperative to the profitability of energy from waste (EfW), European demand for more refined feedstock continues to increase.








Political pledges point to a positive 2018

News headlines of 2017 have been dominated by the increasingly heated debates over controversial political issues, from Brexit to President Trump’s provocative Twitter feed.


Improving the quality of SRF/RDF

The industry must maximise opportunities where RDF and SRF can become a more sustainable fuel source, according to Dr Stephen Wise, waste sector director and waste technical leader at Wood Plc.








Waste is surprisingly relaxed about the UK-EU stalemate

The continuous back and forth between the UK Government and its EU counterparts on the matter of Brexit has left the two sides in a seemingly unbreakable impasse, but many in the waste industry don’t seem too bothered by the implications. Should they be, asks David Burrows

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