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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15 September 2020

‘Influencing innovation through a circular economy’


Mariam Bajulaiye and Dr Adam Read have developed this joint article by drawing on pointers from previous household re-use and repair technical research projects delivered on behalf of local authorities across England.

9 September 2020

The 3Rs and pointing the way to a greener recovery


OPINION: Dan Cooke, Head of Sustainability, Viridor looks at some 3Rs which he sees as important to helping deliver a much-needed greener recovery. Her

19 August 2020

‘Understanding the risk of EfW overcapacity’


OPINION: Adrian Judge, director of Tolvik, reflects on what is needed for a successful energy from waste plant which includes understanding the wider picture locally and beyond.  Successfully ...

23 July 2020

Integrated plastic flake solutions and quality


In this opinion written by Tom Eng, TOMRA Senior Vice President and Head of TOMRA Sorting Recycling,  considers how integrated flake sorting solutions pave the way to increased quality when dealing with the recycling of plastic waste materials...

16 July 2020

A need to maintain environmental ambition


OPINION: As lockdown restrictions continue to ease and the UK plots a path towards a ‘new kind of normal’, Amie Stringer, Alternative Fuels Commercial Manager at leading international waste management solutions provider, Totus Environmental, ...

16 June 2020

Looking ahead to our post-pandemic environment


The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on consumer awareness to waste and recycling, writes Tim Gent, director of UK glass recycling company Recresco. OPINION: Before the ...

1 June 2020

‘Do we want to return to business as usual’?


Emma Tilbrook, principal consultant at Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd, discusses what the future could look like for the waste and recycling industry after the pandemic. OPINION: There are...

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 ...

5 May 2020

OPINION: PRNs – what may or should happen in 2020?


PRNs – What might or might not happen, or should happen in 2020? Angus Macpherson, managing director of the Environment Exchange (T2E)considers where the UK is with regard to PRNs (packaging waste recovery notes).