Opinions Wednesday 3 June 2020
1 June 2020

‘Do we want to return to business as usual’?

Emma Tilbrook, principal consultant at Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd, discusses what the future could look like for the waste and recycling industry after the pandemic. OPINION: There are...


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20 May 2020

Retaining the appreciation for waste services


Councillor Paul Prescott, cabinet member for environmental services at Wigan Council, looks at the challenges the council's waste team has faced during the pandemic and the ...

5 May 2020

OPINION: PRNs – what may or should happen in 2020?


PRNs – What might or might not happen, or should happen in 2020? Angus Macpherson, managing director of the Environment Exchange (T2E)considers where the UK is with regard to PRNs (packaging waste recovery notes).

30 April 2020

OPINION: Time to take action on PPE


OPINION: Simon Weston, Director of Recovered Paper at the Confederation of Paper Industries, writes of an urgent need to communicate the message that PPE cannot be recycled and needs to be disposed of correctly.

23 April 2020

OPINION: Is it too easy for people not to recycle?


Sarah Ottaway, sustainability and social value lead at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, reflects on a webinar earlier this month which discussed the evidence behind restricting residual waste collection capacity and frequency and its success in ...

8 April 2020

Clinical waste and capacity


OPINION: More than one year on from the collapse of clinical waste firm Healthcare Environmental Services and with the coronavirus pandemic making world-class healthcare waste hygiene more important than ever, the managing director of ...

3 April 2020

Time to prioritise the glass recycling process


As FEVE’s 'Close the Glass Loop' recycling scheme is finalised, now is the time to prioritise all aspects of the recycling process, writes UK glass recycling company Recresco's director Timothy Gent.

31 March 2020

Clearer communication needed on coronavirus


Ebgert Taylor's chief executive,  Brendan Murphy, gives his view on how well prepared the waste sector is to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. OPINION: The risks of Coronavirus have been made very clear over recent days. ...

26 March 2020

Can the environmental sector battle COVID19?


UNTHA UK’s managing director Marcus Brew considers what the CoronaVirus outbreak could mean for the environmental sector moving forward... OPINION: It has – without a doubt – been the most challenging month encountered by ...

6 March 2020

Celebrating International Women’s Day


OPINION: To mark International Women's Day on 8 March, Emma Elston MBE, founder and chief executive of container refurbishment and repair firm, UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) – in her role as a director of the Women of the Year Awards – ...