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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28 February 2019

Waste management and the Fourth Industrial Revolution


OPINION: Brian Mayne, regional director for Wales, Resource Efficiency & Waste Management, Ricardo looks at the opportunities for enhanced AI, improved data capture and other technological advances to benefit the waste management industry...

26 February 2019

A circular approach to plastics


OPINION: Stuart Foster, chief executive of the plastics recycling organisation Recoup discusses some of the steps needed to encourage a circular economy for plastic packaging. In the wake of recent documentaries about plastic ...

25 February 2019

A climate of change


OPINION: Julie Fourcade, head of external affairs at the waste and resource management company FCC Environment writes about the opportunity presented within the Resources and Waste Strategy, and the case for action to address climate change...

21 February 2019

Filling the gap: Impact of the Resources and Waste Strategy


OPINION: Chris Jonas, director of consultancy firm Tolvik, looks at some of the potential implications of policies set out in the Resources and Waste Strategy. When Defra issued the Resources and Waste Strategy last December...

Jacob Hayler 31 January 2019

OPINION: Getting the Resources & Waste Strategy right


OPINION: Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association, outlines some of the key areas for debate from the government's Resources and Waste Strategy. The Resources and Waste Strategy (RWS) is ...

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 ...

15 January 2019

Reflections on the Resources & Waste Strategy


Jeff Rhodes, head of environment & external affairs at Biffa dives into some of the detail and debate from the government's Resources & Waste Strategy. As the dust settles after publication of the long-awaited Resources &...

2023 24 December 2018

Our Waste, Our Resources – My Reflections


In the wake of the government's publication of the Resources and Waste Strategy, Dr Adam D. Read, external affairs director, SUEZ SUEZ recycling and recovery UK reflects on the Strategy - and Christmas. ...

18 December 2018

Resources and Waste Strategy: A major step forward, with lots to do


Dr Marcus Gover, chief executive of resources charity WRAP - previous the Waste & Resources Action Programme - which advises government on waste and recycling and also implements some actions, gives his thoughts on the newly published Resources ...