Opinions Saturday 16 February 2019
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 ...


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19 September 2017

Why recycle? Because it’s worth it


As Recycle Week gears up for its launch next week (25 September), Peter Maddox, director at WRAP provides an insight into this year's campaign on the value of recycling. Many of us working in the waste and recycling ...

8 September 2017

How much waste is avoiding the correct landfill tax?


In the wake of publication of waste management figures for 2016 by the Environment Agency, Phil Conran of 360 Environmental gives his thoughts on waste data. Landfill data comes from two sources. HMRC produces six monthly reports...

31 August 2017

The Circular Economy – Under the Microscope


The Circular Economy is a Big Idea, but is it all that it is cracked up to be? Gev Eduljee, external affairs director at Suez Recycling and Recovery UK, gives his perspective on the hype surrounding the Circular Economy.

2 August 2017

Say ‘no’ to plastic


Organics recycling expert Charlie Trousdell of Charlie T Associates reflects on the issue of plastics contamination impacting on the organics sector. Plastic pollution risks ‘near permanent contamination of the natural ...

28 July 2017

Looking ahead: The waste industry in 2022


Paul Levett, director of Waste Transition , gives his predictions for what the UK's waste industry will look like in 2022. In July 2012, I wrote an article predicting some of the changes that we would see in the in the ...

25 July 2017

Quality first, method second


ESA's recycling policy advisor, Jakob Rindegren on the hot topic of contamination and recycling quality. In his opinion piece last week Simon Weston has written a passionate call to arms to tackle contamination in dry ...

20 July 2017

China is tightening the screw and we have to respond


Simon Ellin, chief executive of the Recycling Association, discusses the latest recycling quality crackdown by the Chinese authorities. Last year, when I visited China, it was made obvious by our hosts Shan Ying Paper and...

17 July 2017

Cuts, Costs and Contamination


Simon Weston, director of raw materials at the Confederation of Paper Industries, assesses the issue of contamination and recycling.

30 June 2017

Give producers the responsibility for packaging litter


Mark Sayers, principal consultant for producer compliance scheme Ecosurety, argues that producers of packaging are likely to have a more significant role in efforts to tackle littering. The scourge of litter affects everybody in ...