Opinions Tuesday 20 August 2019
19 August 2019

‘Consider all PRN options, not just a compliance fee’

Martin Trigg-Knight, packaging compliance scheme manager, Clarity Environmental, reasons that the introduction of a compliance fee is not the only way that changes to the PRN system could be made.

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NEWS ARCHIVE

15 August 2019

Opinion: ‘It’s time to get your head in the cloud’

 

The waste sector can be disrupted by nimble businesses using technology with industry needing to prepare and react through good use of IT, says Mark Abbas – CMO & director of business development at AMCS Group.

29 July 2019

Labelling, recycling and OPRL

 

OPINION:  Packaging commentator Tony Hancock, from the Dumfriesshire-based 'Independent Packaging, Environment and Safety Forum, gives his thoughts on the OPRL's - On-Pack Recycling Label Ltd - plans for a review of labelling rules.

19 July 2019

Levelling the playing field in plastics recycling

 

OPINION: Steven Walsh, sales engineer at sorting technology specialist TOMRA Sorting UK discusses how amending a disparity in how PRNs and their export equivalent, PERNs, are claimed could result in a boost in investment in recycling in the UK.

15 July 2019

A packaging compliance fee – creating a mechanism to please all

 

OPINION: With increased debate about the achievability of packaging targets, Robbie Staniforth, head of policy at Ecosurety, argues that the government can play an enhanced role in ensuring a compliance fee is only used when and where it is ...

11 July 2019

Industry must act now to reduce the injury rate of refuse collectors

 

Joseph Doherty, managing Director of Re-Gen Waste, welcomes the latest report findings by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), which analyses manual handling risks to workers collecting household recycling. The HSE Report ...

1 July 2019

Biffa judgment raises ‘more questions than answers’

 

In the wake of the guilty verdict last week relating to the export of mixed paper to China by Biffa, Simon Ellin, chief executive of the Recycling Association reasons that the case raises a number of questions.

28 June 2019

War on Plastic: the time for transparency has come

 

OPINION: With the BBC's Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's War on Waste programme attracting high audiences and developing the message of the need to reduce reliance on plastics, Sam Reeve, CEO, Resource Futures argues that more transparency is needed...

17 June 2019

WRAP: Listening and responding over consistency

 

While the Consistency and other consultations have closed, discussions continue on how the ideas contained in these could impact on local authorities. Peter Maddox, Director at WRAP reflects on the benefits that should arise ...

13 June 2019

The unintended consequence of good intention

 

With consultations closed around the Resources and Waste Strategy, Paul Van Danzig, policy director of the Wastepack Group, offers his thoughts on the issues involved. OPINION: I...