Opinions Friday 18 January 2019
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 ...

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27 July 2018

‘No evidence’ to merge PRNs with design

 

Gev Eduljee, non-executive director at Resource Futures, reflects on the recent National Audit Office report on PRNs and asks why the Packaging Essential Requirements covering design, weren't properly taken into account by the NAO.

17 July 2018

Opinion: Time for direct action on food waste

 

Last week (9 July), the National Infrastructure Commission released its Infrastructure Assessment report which positioned food waste recycling as a key driver to achieving a low-carbon, low-cost future. Philip Simpson, commercial director at ...

22 June 2018

Managing waste from hydro excavation

 

OPINION: Fergal Campbell from CDEnviro discusses a positive solution for managing mud waste during hydro excavation, reducing the burden on drilling operators. Unlike countries such as the US and Australia, the UK has not fully ...

20 June 2018

Organics: Quality, Quality, Quality

 

OPINION: Jeremy Jacobs, technical director of the Renewable Energy Association (REA), pushes the quality message. You will have heard the Organics Recycling Group (ORG) of the REA beat this drum many times in the past, but there ...

14 June 2018

Conquering WEEE’s Everest

 

 Anthony Sant, sales and marketing director for AO Recycling, offers his reflections on the WEEE Conference 2018. I have attended and spoken at the WEEE Conference for a number of years now. While it’s always something I am ...

11 June 2018

Spotting the signs of modern slavery

 

OPINION: Roger Bannister, chief executive of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) explains how to spot the signs of modern slavery. Spotting the signs of modern slavery and labour exploitation in the workplace is no ...

8 June 2018

Where is the missing WEEE?

 

OPINION: With the Q1 WEEE statistics showing a fall in the amount of WEEE collected, Justin Greenaway, commercial manager at WEEE recycling company SWEEEP Kuusakoski, explains his views on the gap between electrical goods placed on the market ...

30 May 2018

Stepping up to the challenge of WEEE recycling

 

OPINION: With plastics topping the agenda, Anthony Sant, sales and marketing director for AO Recycling, asks - are the other things we throw away being forgotten? Plastic has undoubtedly ...

18 May 2018

Gender pay: Lessons from the waste sector

 

OPINION: Paul Taylor, chief executive of FCC Environment, looks at the issue of gender pay in relation to the waste and recycling sector. Mandatory gender pay reporting – the deadline for which was last month – has revealed in...