Opinions Saturday 14 December 2019
10 December 2019

Investment and the circular economy

OPINION: James Piper, CEO of Ecosurety, considers the benefits of a circular economy and outlines how investment is critical if the UK are to make the transition. It is a year since the ...


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15 July 2019

A packaging compliance fee – creating a mechanism to please all


OPINION: With increased debate about the achievability of packaging targets, Robbie Staniforth, head of policy at Ecosurety, argues that the government can play an enhanced role in ensuring a compliance fee is only used when and where it is ...

11 July 2019

Industry must act now to reduce the injury rate of refuse collectors


Joseph Doherty, managing Director of Re-Gen Waste, welcomes the latest report findings by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), which analyses manual handling risks to workers collecting household recycling. The HSE Report ...

1 July 2019

Biffa judgment raises ‘more questions than answers’


In the wake of the guilty verdict last week relating to the export of mixed paper to China by Biffa, Simon Ellin, chief executive of the Recycling Association reasons that the case raises a number of questions.

28 June 2019

War on Plastic: the time for transparency has come


OPINION: With the BBC's Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's War on Waste programme attracting high audiences and developing the message of the need to reduce reliance on plastics, Sam Reeve, CEO, Resource Futures argues that more transparency is needed...

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 ...

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. ...