Opinions Friday 28 July 2017
28 July 2017

Looking ahead: The waste industry in 2022

Paul Levett, director of Waste Transition , gives his predictions for what the UK's waste industry will look like in 2022. In July 2012, I wrote an article predicting some of the changes that we would see in the in the ...


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25 July 2017

Quality first, method second


ESA's recycling policy advisor, Jakob Rindegren on the hot topic of contamination and recycling quality. In his opinion piece last week Simon Weston has written a passionate call to arms to tackle contamination in dry ...

20 July 2017

China is tightening the screw and we have to respond


Simon Ellin, chief executive of the Recycling Association, discusses the latest recycling quality crackdown by the Chinese authorities. Last year, when I visited China, it was made obvious by our hosts Shan Ying Paper and...

17 July 2017

Cuts, Costs and Contamination


Simon Weston, director of raw materials at the Confederation of Paper Industries, assesses the issue of contamination and recycling.

30 June 2017

Give producers the responsibility for packaging litter


Mark Sayers, principal consultant for producer compliance scheme Ecosurety, argues that producers of packaging are likely to have a more significant role in efforts to tackle littering. The scourge of litter affects everybody in ...

1 June 2017

What next after the Election?


Ahead of the General Election, FCC chief executive Paul Taylor considers what might lie ahead for the waste and resource sector.  With the UK set to go to the polls on June 8th, and the official negotiations on Brexit ...

24 May 2017

Hazardous waste export market ‘set for growth’


Totus Environmental’s commercial director for hazardous waste, Phil Thomas, discusses the export opportunity for UK waste management companies in the market. The disposal of hazardous waste within the UK via Incineration is ...

10 May 2017

Round of applause for Bournemouth


Grundon deputy chairman, Neil Grundon gives his view of Bournemouth's decision to get tough with waste from houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). I think a virtual round of applause is due this week for ...

12 April 2017

Bad Riddance to Good Rubbish


Managing resources is a key topic for the waste sector but there are many aspects to it as a concept. Paul Frith, director of Frith Resource Management, and chair of the Midlands Centre of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management takes a ...

6 April 2017

Recharging battery recycling regulations


Robbie Staniforth, commercial manager at compliance specialist Ecosurety discusses efforts to meet battery recycling targets. It was the biggest non-secret in the waste and recycling industry when it was announced last ...