Opinions Monday 14 June 2021
1 June 2021

OPINION: ‘Segregate wood at point of production’

OPINION: Mark Hayton, director of wood recycling firm EGGER Timberpak, shares his views on the waste wood hierarchy and the importance of segregation. We all know that the largest off ...


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28 May 2021

‘EPR reform must join up with industry goals’


OPINION: Tim Gent, director of glass recycling company Recresco, calls for the reform of extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging to produce a system that reduces waste and increases glass recycling rates.

25 May 2021

‘Competition is a must for EPR reforms’


OPINION: Paul Van Danzig, policy director at packaging and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) compliance specialist Wastepack, writes about the need for a "competitive solution" to packaging waste reforms.

19 May 2021

‘Put the elections behind us and focus on consultations’


OPINION: Paul Taylor, CEO of FCC Environment, calls for the waste sector to shift its focus from the local elections of 6 May to responding to government consultations on extended producer responsibility (EPR), the deposit return...

6 May 2021

Opinion: Dry AD ‘offers new opportunities’ for waste sector


OPINION: Ben Brown MSc, Director of WRM explains why he considers Dry AD offers advantages and opportunities for the waste sector in the UK. Anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities are well established ...

5 May 2021

‘Supporting sustainable drainage on waste sites’


Sophie Crossette, principal consultant at Eunomia, examines the importance of drainage systems at waste sites and what site developers should consider when designing drainage systems.

28 April 2021

‘Will packaging proposals boost domestic reprocessing?’


Robbie Staniforth, head of innovation and policy at producer compliance scheme Ecosurety, considers how the government’s recent consultation on extended producer responsibility (EPR) will impact reprocessors of packaging in the...

19 April 2021

‘Online marketplaces in the EPR consultation’


In this opinion piece Nigel Harvey, CEO of lighting industry compliance scheme Recolight, examines proposals relating to online marketplaces contained within the recently published consultation on extended producer responsibility...

12 April 2021

Opinion: ‘Where are the missing batteries?’


In this opinion piece, Justin Greenaway, commercial manager at waste electronics recycler Sweeep Kuusakoski, argues that to improve the collection of portable batteries, the lead acid battery protocol must no longer be used.

6 April 2021

Opinion: The plastics recycling landscape


Director of recycling at Indigo Environmental, Paul Rendle-Barnes, shares his views on the role local plastic recycling can – and should – play in helping the UK to reach a more circular economy.