Commodities Saturday 17 November 2018
21 June 2018

Are further problems on the Horizon?

Without doubt, the latest standards set out by China which took effect from the beginning of 2018 limiting all imported materials to a maximum contamination level of 0.5% has caused mass hysteria around the World, but as would be expected, ...

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12 April 2018

Is there room for driverless vehicles in the waste management industry?

 

Technological advancements are commonplace in all industries and something that businesses need to embrace if they are to compete. The latest revolution seems to be surrounding the topic of driverless vehicles. To a certain extent...

2 March 2018

Where are we now?

 

We’re four months on since China announced significant changes to its ‘imported waste’ policies but are we any clearer on the likely impact to waste industries in the UK and around the world?

27 February 2018

ESPO Accredited

 

The early stages of 2018 has been particularly fruitful for local business Mick George Ltd, especially with the welcomed news that the company has been awarded onto the ESPO (Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation) 379_17 Waste and Recycling ...

16 January 2018

Compact Solutions

 

While much of the media focus on China’s impending Plastic import ban is geared towards authorities, industry professionals, and recycling companies, it will inevitably have a consequence on all waste handlers further down the line, commercial and ...

19 December 2017

Waste Commodities Predictions 2018

 

As China’s import restrictions get in to full swing where will all the unwanted material go? Following China’s decision in the summer to stop importing unsorted plastic and paper waste, finding a home for this type of material...

3 November 2017

Mr Moffett loves the jobs you hate

 

As recycling shifts from a fashionable buzzword to a mandatory task set out by regulatory or legal bodies, commercial organisations are increasingly engaged in concerted efforts to improve internal waste management processes. Recognising such ...

2 October 2017

High Quality Recycling Is Key

 

Even today with all the technology we have available in the recycling sector, too much business waste is ending up in landfill, costing the UK economy millions of pounds. A lot of this waste if managed correctly by organisations could be treated as a...

14 August 2017

How long will the doors stay open?

 

Adam Clover, director at Mick George Commodities, looks at the impact China's import ban will have on the global commodities market. On July 18, China notified the World Trade Organisation that it would stop accepting ...