Special Reports Saturday 14 December 2019
29 October 2019

UK and EU prepare for single use plastic bans


Single use plastic products are no longer just being discouraged – both the UK and the European Union are set to make some of these products illegal. As Defra produces draft legislation banning plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers and the ...

25 October 2019

ISWA Congress in Bilbao 2019


Pay as you throw; the public walking into waste collectors; plastics in the sea; and reducing needs to reduce resource use: all these and more were on the agenda of the latest ISWA Congress, as reported by Jeff Cooper, a former ISWA and CIWM ...

8 October 2019

Envac goes live at Barking Riverside


An automated underground waste collection system is now operational at the Barking Riverside development in London. Lucy Pegg visits the East London site to see how Envac’s suction waste system is changing perceptions of waste collection.

13 September 2019

Training schemes tackle HGV driver shortages


A number of training schemes have been launched across the waste management industry in an attempt to tackle the shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers. The lack of drivers is a long-running issue and has caused problems for ...

23 August 2019

Guernsey encouraged by PAYT scheme


SPECIAL REPORT: States of Guernsey has been encouraged by the response to its Pay As You Throw (PAYT) system for household residual waste, six months after the scheme's launch. The system – in which residents buy stickers ...

19 July 2019

Worthing councillor takes on recycling challenge


SPECIAL REPORT: Local authorities are keen to increase recycling rates – but Worthing borough councillor Edward Crouch has taken a more personal approach than most. Cllr Crouch, who is the council’s Executive Member for ...

18 June 2019

Black bag sorting ‘drives up recycling’ at Welsh councils


SPECIAL REPORT: The Vale of Glamorgan’s introduction of a sector-leading, black bag sorting initiative has drastically improved recycling rates and reduced residual waste by changing the way waste is managed.  FCC explain the impacts of the ...

23 May 2019

Working in partnership for paper quality


SPECIAL REPORT: A partnership between Ward Recycling Limited and Bollegraaf has been praised for delivering a landmark fibre sort facility in Hartlepool. The facility, which is noted to be the ‘first of its kind’ in the UK, is...

2 May 2019

Defra summit to discuss charity shop charges at CA sites


EXCLUSIVE: Charges paid by some charity shops for disposing of unwanted donations at local authority CA sites/HWRCs will be the focus of a government summit this summer. Joshua Doherty reports on some of the issues under discussion.