Special Reports Tuesday 20 August 2019
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.

14 March 2019

WRAP’s Maddox talks Strategy, food waste and funding


SPECIAL REPORT: Government has committed to covering the cost of separate weekly food waste collections, a WRAP official influential in some of the thinking behind the Resources and Waste Strategy has told letsrecycle.com.

11 February 2019

Driving data and growth at Reconomy


Fast growth and a digital approach to business could see Reconomy’s turnover reach £250 million this year. Steve Eminton headed to Telford to talk to the company’s chief executive, Paul Cox, about recent acquisitions and his plans for the ...

5 February 2019

EMR aiming to be ‘global leader’ in sustainability


Metal recycling business, EMR, has a new vision to become the global leader in the provision of sustainable materials, building on the company’s success to date. Steve Eminton finds out more from Andrew Brady, EMR's UK chief executive. ...

3 January 2019

Picking up the big problem of small WEEE


SPECIAL REPORT: Electrical retailer Currys PC World is encouraging customers to recycle their unwanted small electrical items when delivery and installation teams visit their homes. Here the company explains how the new free service is aimed ...

29 November 2018

Surrey Waste Partnership reflects on flats recycling project


SPECIAL REPORT: The Surrey Waste Partnership discusses its work to improve recycling rates in flatted properties. This year the Surrey Waste Partnership team that aims to improve recycling rates at blocks...