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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16 May 2018

Reflections on Brexit and the Circular Economy Package


OPINION: Gev Eduljee, non-executive director at Resource Futures, shares his reflections on Brexit and the Circular Economy Package.   As the saga of the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package (CEP) draws to a...

4 May 2018

Election 2018: what does it mean for the waste sector?


OPINION: Paul Taylor, chief executive of FCC Environment, discusses the outcome of yesterday's local elections and what this means for the waste and recycling sector going forward. It is the morning after the night before and the ...

3 May 2018

Choosing the route for best value services


Contractors who provide waste management and recycling services can provide a range of solutions for local authorities, writes Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association. As austerity continues to ...

2 May 2018

The integrated waste treatment solution breaking new ground in Yorkshire


OPINION: Ten years ago, as many UK councils grappled with reducing the amount of waste going to landfill, North Yorkshire and York put their faith in an innovative idea from Amey, a relative newcomer to the environmental services market. The ...

27 April 2018

Response to LARAC’s paper ‘The Future of Local Authority Waste Funding’


OPINION: Rick Hindley, executive director at The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) responds to LARAC's recently published policy paper on local authority waste funding.  LARAC’s recent policy paper on Local Authority ...

10 April 2018

Missing piece in the sustainability jigsaw


OPINION: Efforts to improve sustainability are wide ranging and cover a spectrum of activities including reducing emissions, cutting waste and encouraging greater levels of recycling. Matt Bunting from waste management specialist CDEnviro ...

28 March 2018

Mechanisms to boost packaging recycling rates


OPINION: As Defra unveils plans for a deposit return scheme, Gev Eduljee, non-executive director at Resource Futures, assesses the way ahead for extended producer responsibility and the PRN system. The application of ...

13 March 2018

The challenge of improving recycling in London


Gev Eduljee, non-executive director at Resource Futures, assesses the potential for London to increase its recycling rate in the light of numerous challenges for the capital. OPINION: England’s annual household/municipal waste ...

7 March 2018

Northampton and commingling: ‘A sustainable view’


John S Glover, managing director of London-based waste and recycling company, Bywaters, responds to the recent opinion from Simon Weston, director of raw materials at the Confederation of Paper Industries, concerning Northampton's decision to ...