Special Reports Friday 22 September 2017
3 August 2017

Diversion tactics

 

Achieving a goal of zero waste-to-landfill should be high on the agenda for all companies, but what does this actually mean? Barry Dennis, RWM chairman, explores the practicalities of realising this ambition.   According to The ...

26 July 2017

Fuelling growth in uncertain times

 

Gemma Hamilton, investor at the BGF (Business Growth Fund), outlines the organisation's outlook on investments in the waste sector. It is no secret that waste management’s big players are currently focusing on consolidation. ...

24 July 2017

Hamburg’s Centre for Resources and Energy

 

Senior ISWA member and UK recycling expert Jeff Cooper reports on the development of a new resource and energy centre in Hamburg, Germany. For its spring 2017 meeting the International Solid Waste Association’s Working Group on ...

14 July 2017

Energy Incentives – the year so far…

 

As we approach the middle of year it seems like an appropriate point to take stock and look at developments in the area of incentives over the past six months and look ahead to what can be expected before the end of 2017. Martin Williams of Ricardo ...

WEEE fee 25 June 2017

‘Open Scope’ could push up producer costs for WEEE

 

UK regulations on the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment could remain with 14 categories but have protocols to produce six categories, senior Defra official Melanie Foster has explained. The changes would be ...

30 May 2017

Empowering the Circular Economy through procurement

 

Jamie Pitcairn from Ricardo Energy & Environment considers how procurement has a major role to play in the transition towards a circular economy. Our wasteful economy needs to change. A new economic model needs new business ...

22 May 2017

Investments see market success for MGB Plastics

 

Standing for ‘Made in Great Britain’, MGB Plastics is making a strong statement with continued investments in its UK infrastructure for the manufacture and supply of bins and containers. This includes an extensive upgrade programme at its...

24 April 2017

Kent depot complements Smurfit Kappa mill investment

 

Smurfit Kappa has recently completed a programme of investment across its national recycling depots which has included the creation of a new depot at its Kent mill in Snodland. The investment at the Kent site came after the ...

19 April 2017

The motivation for councils to insource contracts

 

Ongoing austerity and the resulting economic constraints that have been imposed on councils over the last 10 years has forced councils of all types of political orientation and size to completely rethink how they provide services to local ...

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