Opinions Friday 17 January 2020
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...


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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 ...

30 September 2019

LARAC 2019: Let’s have a climate conversation


OPINION: Ahead of the 2019 LARAC Conference and Awards this week, the event's Platinum Sponsor, FCC Environment, says that the time is right to have a conversation on how local authorities can lead the response to the climate crisis.

23 September 2019

‘We are a nation of recyclers’


With Recycle Week underway, Peter Maddox, director for WRAP UK, has some positive messages in the wake of research into public attitudes on recycling. OPINION: We are a nation of recyclers – ...