Opinions Thursday 6 August 2020
23 July 2020

Integrated plastic flake solutions and quality

In this opinion written by Tom Eng, TOMRA Senior Vice President and Head of TOMRA Sorting Recycling,  considers how integrated flake sorting solutions pave the way to increased quality when dealing with the recycling of plastic waste materials...


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16 July 2020

A need to maintain environmental ambition


OPINION: As lockdown restrictions continue to ease and the UK plots a path towards a ‘new kind of normal’, Amie Stringer, Alternative Fuels Commercial Manager at leading international waste management solutions provider, Totus Environmental, ...

16 June 2020

Looking ahead to our post-pandemic environment


The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on consumer awareness to waste and recycling, writes Tim Gent, director of UK glass recycling company Recresco. OPINION: Before the ...

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...

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.