Opinions

  • Taking the lead on waste

    15 April 2014

    Philip Simpson of food waste recycler ReFood explains why the waste sector in England needs leadership from Defra

  • Getting fired up

    28 March 2014

    Mark Tansey explains how external pressures are changing responses to waste fires

  • Shipping demand

    17 March 2014

    With exports of secondary materials still an important outlet for the UK, Rob Shelley explores some of the shipping issues

  • Promoting the waste sector

    10 March 2014

    Julian Heyworth, managing director at waste equipment manufacturer Meltog argues that more should be done to positively promote the waste sector

  • Design vs. waste

    28 February 2014

    Sustainable design expert Sophie Thomas of the Royal Society of Arts, discusses how designers can work with the waste industry to create 'longevity' in new products

  • The value of rewards

    24 February 2014

    Graham Simmonds, managing director of Local Green Points argues that councils must consider the value of the rewards on offer when designing a recycling incentive initiative

  • Combating fires at waste sites

    11 February 2014

    Former firefighter Brian Gregory,managing director of fire risk assessment provider Safety Management UK, offers his thoughts on fire prevention at waste sites

  • Making waste prevention visible

    29 January 2014

    Chris Sherrington of waste consultancy Eunomia looks at ways to push waste prevention into the public eye

  • Waste prevention: a missed opportunity

    23 January 2014

    Professor Tim Cooper of Nottingham Trent University outlines where he thinks the government's Waste Prevention Programme fell short

  • Commercial opportunity of refuse derived fuel

    16 January 2014

    Biffa reasons that RDF is a positive method of managing waste but has concerns about EfW progress in the UK

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