Opinions Tuesday 16 October 2018
2 October 2018

Tackling plastic waste at the source

OPINION: Jeff Rhodes, head of environment & external affairs at Biffa, reflects on policy drivers for increasing plastic waste recycling and the forthcoming resources and waste strategy, in light of discussions at the Conservative Party ...

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19 September 2018

‘Getting the balance right’

 

OPINION: In the wake of recent mentions of waste policy in Westminster, Stuart Hayward-Higham, technical development director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, reflects on the need for careful thinking and alignment in the forthcoming ...

11 September 2018

‘Recyclers should learn from the logistics sector’

 

OPINION: A right turn for recycling.  It’s time we learnt from the logistics sector if we want a recycling industry that works for business and the environment, argues Anthony Sant of AO Recycling. In business, most companies ...

milk bottles 4 September 2018

‘Clear policy will help plastics recycling’

 

OPINION: Last month HM Treasury reported back on responses received to its consultation on the taxation system and recycling, with particular regard to plastics. Jeff Rhodes, head of environment and external affairs at Biffa, offers some thoughts...

30 August 2018

A circular approach to recycling collaboration

 

OPINION: With the UK government committing to the EU’s Circular Economy Package, the waste management industry has a challenge on its hands. In this article, Ruben Maistry, sales manager at Stadler Engineering, discusses what changes might be ...

24 August 2018

Disappointed but not disheartened by NIC report

 

OPINION: Stuart Hayward-Higham, technical development director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK , explains that he is disappointed with aspects of last months report by the National Infrastructure Commission, and outlines what he would have ...

22 August 2018

Infrastructure Commission report ‘most welcome’

 

OPINION: Peter Clayson, general manager for business development and external affairs at DS Smith gives his views on last month's report by the National Infrastructure Commission, which touched on recycling and waste . The ...

17 August 2018

Going Circular with the 4th Industrial Revolution

 

OPINION: Dan Botterill, CEO of AI consultancy firm Ditto Sustainability, explains how Artificial intelligence (AI) can help towards achieving a more circular economy. The 4th Industrial revolution conjures imagery of all kinds of...

10 August 2018

Product legislation or EPR – the jury is still out

 

OPINION: Robbie Staniforth, policy manager at Ecosurety, responds the recent call for a packaging product directive. As Gev Eduljee recently reflected, The Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations have been rather low-...

27 July 2018

‘No evidence’ to merge PRNs with design

 

Gev Eduljee, non-executive director at Resource Futures, reflects on the recent National Audit Office report on PRNs and asks why the Packaging Essential Requirements covering design, weren't properly taken into account by the NAO.