Opinions Monday 24 June 2019
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 ...


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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...

10 June 2019

EfW capacity gap prompts landfill review


OPINION: Phil Piddington, managing director of Viridor, says that his company sees evidence of a long-term gap in residual waste and treatment capacity, with a potential impact on landfill sites in areas not served by energy from waste plants...

4 June 2019

New rules and meeting technical competence


Phil Conran, a director at 360 Environmental, which has implemented Competence Management Systems across the UK, reflects on new rules around technical competence. OPINION: A condition of ...

20 May 2019

‘Don’t knock the house down over PRNs’


With an array of consultations in over packaging and related topics, Angus Macpherson, managing director of the Environment Exchange argues that the PRNs system has not yet run its course. ...

17 May 2019

The participation and progress of women in waste


OPINION: What can be done to further improve the participation and progression of women in the recycling and waste industry? Dr Tracey Leghorn, human resources director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, gives her thoughts on this topical issue...

1 May 2019

Local elections: Impact on local services


OPINION: Paul Taylor, chief executive of FCC Environment, looks ahead to the forthcoming local government elections and the impact these could have on waste services and national policy. The ...

Jacob Hayler 25 April 2019

Theory will need to be turned into action, but with great care


OPINION: Environmental Services Association executive director Jacob Hayler reflects on some of the discussion around the government's Resources and Waste Strategy consultations. It’s been a busy last few weeks where I and ...

15 April 2019

The Value of Challenge


OPINION: Robin Davies, Business Development Director at Serco Environmental Services, takes a look at the role of competition in relation to local authority waste and recycling contracts. The ...

3 April 2019

The Strategy is out – so what next for Industry


OPINION: The Resources & Waste Strategy is out for consultation – so what is next for the industry? Paul Taylor, chief executive of FCC Environment takes a look at how recycling and waste management topics could develop in light of the ...