Opinions Monday 17 February 2020
12 February 2020

Environment Bill – ‘We ain’t seen nothing yet’

Robbie Staniforth, head of policy at Ecosurety, looks at what the Environment Bill could mean for future waste legislation. OPINION: Finally, the Environment Bill looks to be on a safe track towards ...


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28 January 2020

In the wake of Davos


Unico van Kooten, European Secretary of the Dutch Waste Management Association and a Special Advisor to the Global Recycling Foundation reflects on the recent Davos meeting, landfill and the future for waste management. The Foundation is linked ...

19 December 2019

Thinking PRNs – Angus Macpherson


OPINION: Angus Macpherson, managing director of the Environment Exchange, looks at what is ahead for the Packing Recovery Note (PRN) market in the new year.  As the 2019 compliance year draws to...

10 December 2019

Investment and the circular economy


OPINION: James Piper, CEO of Ecosurety, considers the benefits of a circular economy and outlines how investment is critical if the UK are to make the transition. It is a year since the ...

6 December 2019

Procuring during times of uncertainty


OPINION: Dr Adam Read, external affairs director at Suez, discusses the difficulties local authorities face in procuring in uncertain times, following on from a webinar held on the matter last month.

4 November 2019

‘A need for waste wood rules and standards’


OPINION: 'To recycle or not to recycle – that’s the question': Replacing fresh wood with waste wood is a growing trend which is meeting political ambition in Europe. However, the full potential of material recycling is far from achieved, ...

23 October 2019

‘Are we taking the value of resources seriously?’


OPINION: Is a commitment to maximise the value of resource use being taken seriously, asks Simon Weston, Director of Raw Materials at the Confederation of Paper Industries. In the recent national strategy...

18 October 2019

Need for vigilance in fight against modern slavery


Jacqueline O'Donovan, managing director of O'Donovan Waste Disposal raises awareness for the need to be vigilant for acts of modern day slavery in SMEs as Anti-Slavery Day is marked on the 18th October.

16 October 2019

‘Keep recycling simple’ urges TOMRA


Brian Gist, head of TOMRA Sorting UK, explains that councils should be trying to 'keep recycling simple' by maintaining dry commingled collections, as modern Material Recycling Facilities (MRFs) can isolate high quality recyclates from completely...

Pat Jennings 16 October 2019

‘A welcome for a landmark Environment Bill’


The Environment Bill is the work of many to ensure the UK has a robust and ambitious legal and policy framework in place to protect and improve the environment in the future, writes Pat Jennings, head of policy, knowledge & external affairs ...