Special Reports Friday 26 May 2017
24 April 2017

Kent depot complements Smurfit Kappa mill investment


Smurfit Kappa has recently completed a programme of investment across its national recycling depots which has included the creation of a new depot at its Kent mill in Snodland. The investment at the Kent site came after the ...

19 April 2017

The motivation for councils to insource contracts


Ongoing austerity and the resulting economic constraints that have been imposed on councils over the last 10 years has forced councils of all types of political orientation and size to completely rethink how they provide services to local ...

12 April 2017

The race for coffee cup recycling solutions


For high street retailers, throwaway coffee cups have become something of a poisoned chalice. But is a solution around the corner? Tom Goulding reports. Cardboard – or paper – coffee cups have rarely been out of the headlines since ...

14 March 2017

Making the Circular Economy relevant for SMEs


Nia Owen and Adam Read from consultancy Ricardo explore the continuing trend towards more ‘circular’ systems and how this can be made more relevant to small and medium sized enterprises. The concept of a circular economy is ...

25 January 2017

Addressing quality and consistency


Gareth Morton and Adam Read from consultancy Ricardo looks at some of the issues currently besetting the recycling sector in England in particular. The UK recycling industry has been waking up to something of a large post-...

5 January 2017

Road Rage – On the frontline


In this report Jason Houghton, commercial waste director at Amey, talks about the proactive approach being taken to deal with increasing incidents of violence towards those working in the waste industry. There have ...

12 December 2016

Milan – lessons from a large city


In this feature, Jeff Cooper explains how Milan was able to set up a successful collection system for food waste and examine why Milan’s success would not necessarily be easily replicated in London or other densely populated British cities...

16 November 2016

Textile recycling across continents


Family-owned business Savanna Rags International has successfully grown its operations from 20 employees to being one of the largest textile recyclers in the country. Robin Nierynck reports. Textile recycling company ...

15 November 2016

Myth-busting in the Midlands


Deep in the heart of Staffordshire, Newcastle-under-Lyme borough council has been streamlining its recycling service. Tom Goulding reports.