Opinions Friday 19 April 2019
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 ...


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Jacob Hayler 31 January 2019

OPINION: Getting the Resources & Waste Strategy right


OPINION: Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association, outlines some of the key areas for debate from the government's Resources and Waste Strategy. The Resources and Waste Strategy (RWS) is ...

18 January 2019

Is Defra sweeping residual waste under the carpet?


Libby Forrest, policy & parliamentary affairs officer at the Environmental Services Association, looks at what the Resources & Waste Strategy tells us about future energy from waste capacity needs and investment. It is ...

15 January 2019

Reflections on the Resources & Waste Strategy


Jeff Rhodes, head of environment & external affairs at Biffa dives into some of the detail and debate from the government's Resources & Waste Strategy. As the dust settles after publication of the long-awaited Resources &...

2023 24 December 2018

Our Waste, Our Resources – My Reflections


In the wake of the government's publication of the Resources and Waste Strategy, Dr Adam D. Read, external affairs director, SUEZ SUEZ recycling and recovery UK reflects on the Strategy - and Christmas. ...

18 December 2018

Resources and Waste Strategy: A major step forward, with lots to do


Dr Marcus Gover, chief executive of resources charity WRAP - previous the Waste & Resources Action Programme - which advises government on waste and recycling and also implements some actions, gives his thoughts on the newly published Resources ...

14 December 2018

100 Days until Brexit: What next for environmental policy?


With the Brexit date now almost 100 days away, Paul Taylor, CEO at FCC Environment gives his thoughts on what some of the impacts might be as well as what is happening now. On 19th December, the UK's exit from the EU ...

5 December 2018

OPINION: PRN reform and the Resources and Waste Strategy


OPINION: What does the UK’s recycling sector need from the hotly anticipated R&W Strategy? James Piper, managing director of recycling compliance scheme Ecosurety outlines some of the areas he is hoping to see addressed. In ...

22 November 2018

OPINION: Protecting your company assets


OPINION: Insurance broker Miles Smith’s chief executive, Paul Chainey, reasons why ‘Environmental Impairment Liability’ is vital for today’s waste management and recycling sector. With the multiple fires ...

31 October 2018

OPINION: Why do we rely on weight-based recycling targets?


OPINION: Reporting recycling rates in tonnes collected can be misleading, because not all material collected for recycling is suitable to actually be recycled. An alternative approach to measurements will actually ...