Special Reports Friday 28 July 2017
24 July 2017

Hamburg’s Centre for Resources and Energy

 

Senior ISWA member and UK recycling expert Jeff Cooper reports on the development of a new resource and energy centre in Hamburg, Germany. For its spring 2017 meeting the International Solid Waste Association’s Working Group on ...

14 July 2017

Energy Incentives – the year so far…

 

As we approach the middle of year it seems like an appropriate point to take stock and look at developments in the area of incentives over the past six months and look ahead to what can be expected before the end of 2017. Martin Williams of Ricardo ...

WEEE fee 25 June 2017

‘Open Scope’ could push up producer costs for WEEE

 

UK regulations on the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment could remain with 14 categories but have protocols to produce six categories, senior Defra official Melanie Foster has explained. The changes would be ...

30 May 2017

Empowering the Circular Economy through procurement

 

Jamie Pitcairn from Ricardo Energy & Environment considers how procurement has a major role to play in the transition towards a circular economy. Our wasteful economy needs to change. A new economic model needs new business ...

22 May 2017

Investments see market success for MGB Plastics

 

Standing for ‘Made in Great Britain’, MGB Plastics is making a strong statement with continued investments in its UK infrastructure for the manufacture and supply of bins and containers. This includes an extensive upgrade programme at its...

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 ...

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