Special Reports Saturday 20 January 2018
2 January 2018

LIPOR, Porto – an example for Southern Europe?


The International Solid Waste Association’s Working Group for Recycling and Waste Minimisation met in Porto, northern Portugal at the beginning of December 2017. The group was hosted by LIPOR, an inter-municipal waste management company ...

19 December 2017

Researching bacteria for waste remediation


The Environmental Services Association Education Trust is funding a world-leading project at the University of Cambridge that combines research into novel uses of bacteria for remediation of waste materials with the training of PhD students ...

15 December 2017

SRF & RDF market trends and conference insight


I was fortunate enough to be asked to chair one of the sessions at the recent RDF conference hosted by LetsRecycle.com in London, which is without doubt the single best event of the year for getting your head around the myriad of issues, ...

6 December 2017

Tilbury sorting plant adds to URM portfolio


Glass recycling giant URM, which includes the Berryman brand, has opened new sorting facilities at Tilbury. Beth Slow talked to Mark Wilson, chief executive of URM UK about the company’s investment and future vision.

5 December 2017

The growth of GBN Services


GBN Services has never stood still. When managing director Garry Hobson joined the skip hire and recycling company in 1995, it was a small haulage firm based in Leyton with a turnover of £600,000.

4 December 2017

A regulatory framework for commercialisation of waste services


Brian Mayne (Regional Director Wales) Resource Efficiency & Waste Management & SarahJane Widdowson (Business Area Manager- Waste Operations), Ricardo Energy & Environment take a look at issues surrounding the ...

26 October 2017

Local authority waste management trends and the uncertainty principle


Dr Adam Read is external affairs director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. Here he reflects on local authority issues and the recent LARAC recycling officers conference in Nottingham.

Bussell 16 October 2017

Austerity drives debate at LARAC


Austerity was on the agenda at the LARAC conference last week as panellists discussed new ways of funding services. The debate was led by Claire Brailsford, chair of the National Association of Waste Disposal Officers (NAWDO) and ...

11 October 2017

Record turnout for Recoup conference


Plastics recycling organisation RECOUP recently held its annual conference. Anne Hitch, communications manager at RECOUP, takes a look at some of the discussions during the day. Consumer and producer responsibility, increasing ...