Opinions Wednesday 27 May 2020
20 May 2020

Retaining the appreciation for waste services

Councillor Paul Prescott, cabinet member for environmental services at Wigan Council, looks at the challenges the council's waste team has faced during the pandemic and the ...


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30 September 2019

LARAC 2019: Let’s have a climate conversation


OPINION: Ahead of the 2019 LARAC Conference and Awards this week, the event's Platinum Sponsor, FCC Environment, says that the time is right to have a conversation on how local authorities can lead the response to the climate crisis.

23 September 2019

‘We are a nation of recyclers’


With Recycle Week underway, Peter Maddox, director for WRAP UK, has some positive messages in the wake of research into public attitudes on recycling. OPINION: We are a nation of recyclers – ...

Jacob Hayler 13 September 2019

Adding quality to the materials stream


Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association, looks how to improve quality in the recycling materials stream. OPINION: In the media over the last 12 months there have been a ...

11 September 2019

The impact of changing consumer behaviour


OPINION: Ahead of the upcoming September 19 webinar discussing ‘The impact of changing consumer behaviour and the importance of effective engagement’ Reconomy’s head of sustainability and social value, Diane Crowe, looks at how heightened ...

10 September 2019

Establishing the ‘bookends’ of EPR for WEEE


Mark Burrows-Smith, chief executive of WEEE producer compliance scheme Repic examines how the requirement for manufacturers to cover the 'full net cost' of their products at the end of life impacts electronics producers. ...

6 September 2019

Let’s be clear about plastic


OPINION: Jeff Rhodes, head of environmental and external affairs at Biffa, discusses the importance of supermarkets moving away from dark coloured plastics and the need to ensure packaging is easily recyclable. Sainsbury’s ...

Jacob Hayler 29 August 2019

Unpicking the challenges facing our sector


OPINION: Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association (ESA) considers the challenges facing the resources and waste sector over the coming 12 months and beyond. The summer holidays gave me time to ...

27 August 2019

Making a difference through good business


OPINION: Michael Bennett, managing director of Pelican Communications, examines how consumer attitudes to the environment can help to influence business practices. In 2018, following Sweden’s hottest summer ever, teenager Greta ...

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.