Opinions Tuesday 18 May 2021
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 ...


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10 March 2021

Opinion: ‘MRF glass delivers on quality and quantity’


With the right investment, materials recycling facility (MRF) glass delivers on quality and quantity, says Tim Gent, director of glass recycling company Recresco. OPINION: The ...

24 February 2021

Opinion: ‘Councils are unsung heroes in reducing food waste’


With Food Waste Action Week beginning on 1 March, Sarah Clayton, head of citizen behaviour at WRAP, examines what the resources charity wants to achieve with its event. OPINION: ...

18 February 2021

Opinion: ‘Getting the most out of recycled fridges’


While fridges contain metal for recycling and much more can be recovered and recycled, reuse is also an important option, as Robert Sant, managing director of AO Recycling, explains. In this article Mr Sant explains the work involved to ...

12 February 2021

Opinion: Safety standards and the role of the insurer


Safety concerns and fire risks run throughout the waste and recycling and waste to energy sectors and also relate to the crucial part insurers need to play in driving up safety standards. James Mountain, sales and marketing director at Fire ...

8 February 2021

Make recycling the starting point of production processes


OPINION: In this article,  Ernst-Jan Mul, innovation manager at Renewi, calls for recycling to be made the "starting point" in the production ...

5 February 2021

‘Is our recycling infrastructure still fit for purpose?’


OPINION: In this article, Paul Taylor, chief executive of FCC Environment, examines how the pandemic has impacted household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) and looks at the future challenges they face.

3 February 2021

‘The government must act now to address single-use nappies’


OPINION: Three billion single-use nappies are thrown away in the UK each year. In this article, David Linden, SNP MP for Glasgow East, discusses the impact of single-use nappies on the environment and his proposals on how to ...

1 February 2021

‘Review export processes after Brexit challenge’


OPINION: Brexit has resulted in a rough crossing for waste and recycling exports to EU countries. Totus’ Logistics director, Glen McCarthy, discusses how exporting waste to the EU has been impacted since the UK’s transition period came to an ...

19 January 2021

‘What is the future of plastic recycling?’


OPINION: Helen Jordan, senior recycling issues executive at the British Plastics Federation, assesses likely developments over the next 10 years, including chemical recycling. ...