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.



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.




Looking to the future

I was hoping the only form of turbulence, if any, I’d experience this summer would be caused by a plane taking me to a hot, sunny country.


Four simple ways to improve the PRN system

Hidden towards the end of Defra’s recent consultation on the reforming of the UK packaging producer system were some very interesting questions that relate equally to the current legislation and the future system, whatever it may be.



The sustainability balance for supermarkets

The negative impacts of climate change are widespread, with David Attenborough calling it a ‘catastrophe’, Swedish schoolgirl climate activist Greta Thunberg labelling it an ‘existential crisis’ and calls for rapid action across all industries.





Collaboration takes the fight to waste criminals

As the independent Noel Report outlined in November 2018, the involvement of organised crime in the waste sector is an increasing problem and many stakeholders agree on the need for a more strategic and collaborative approach in tackling it.






Let's look after ourselves

Wellness is a buzzword which often gets thrown about. From corporate tweets trying to develop a friendly face to teabags and massages, the phrase has now incorporated a new phase of ‘selfcare’ both in and out of the workplace.



The rules of commuting are changing for the better

I started in the waste and resource sector in the 1990s and since then it has evolved significantly, driven by changes in regulatory and policy requirements, the introduction of new technology and swings in the global geo political landscape.


Surplus food must be a regulated resource

In the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy, the unnecessary disposal of food is a priority target in the aim to preserve natural materials, by reusing those already in the food chain.




Brexit isn't all bad, for waste policy at least

News that Brexit will deliver “putrefying stockpiles” of rubbish (rather than piles of extra cash for the NHS) will have had the Daily Mail readers of Tunbridge Wells choking on their Tunnock’s wafers and tea in typical “outrage”.


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