Opinions Monday 25 June 2018
22 June 2018

Managing waste from hydro excavation

OPINION: Fergal Campbell from CDEnviro discusses a positive solution for managing mud waste during hydro excavation, reducing the burden on drilling operators. Unlike countries such as the US and Australia, the UK has not fully ...


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20 June 2018

Organics: Quality, Quality, Quality


OPINION: Jeremy Jacobs, technical director of the Renewable Energy Association (REA), pushes the quality message. You will have heard the Organics Recycling Group (ORG) of the REA beat this drum many times in the past, but there ...

14 June 2018

Conquering WEEE’s Everest


 Anthony Sant, sales and marketing director for AO Recycling, offers his reflections on the WEEE Conference 2018. I have attended and spoken at the WEEE Conference for a number of years now. While it’s always something I am ...

11 June 2018

Spotting the signs of modern slavery


OPINION: Roger Bannister, chief executive of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) explains how to spot the signs of modern slavery. Spotting the signs of modern slavery and labour exploitation in the workplace is no ...

8 June 2018

Where is the missing WEEE?


OPINION: With the Q1 WEEE statistics showing a fall in the amount of WEEE collected, Justin Greenaway, commercial manager at WEEE recycling company SWEEEP Kuusakoski, explains his views on the gap between electrical goods placed on the market ...

30 May 2018

Stepping up to the challenge of WEEE recycling


OPINION: With plastics topping the agenda, Anthony Sant, sales and marketing director for AO Recycling, asks - are the other things we throw away being forgotten? Plastic has undoubtedly ...

18 May 2018

Gender pay: Lessons from the waste sector


OPINION: Paul Taylor, chief executive of FCC Environment, looks at the issue of gender pay in relation to the waste and recycling sector. Mandatory gender pay reporting – the deadline for which was last month – has revealed in...

16 May 2018

Reflections on Brexit and the Circular Economy Package


OPINION: Gev Eduljee, non-executive director at Resource Futures, shares his reflections on Brexit and the Circular Economy Package.   As the saga of the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package (CEP) draws to a...

4 May 2018

Election 2018: what does it mean for the waste sector?


OPINION: Paul Taylor, chief executive of FCC Environment, discusses the outcome of yesterday's local elections and what this means for the waste and recycling sector going forward. It is the morning after the night before and the ...

3 May 2018

Choosing the route for best value services


Contractors who provide waste management and recycling services can provide a range of solutions for local authorities, writes Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association. As austerity continues to ...