Special Reports Wednesday 1 April 2020
20 February 2020

Immigration points system could hit waste workforce


EXCLUSIVE: The waste and recycling sector could be hit by a shortage of workers as a result of the government’s points-based immigration system, industry figures have told letsrecycle.com. However, some also said that ...

5 February 2020

Lancashire to host waste contract engagement day


Ahead of what will be a rare future infrastructure opportunity for the waste management sector, Lancashire county council is to host an “early engagement” day for a county-backed contract to treat 300,000 tonnes of residual waste.

27 January 2020

WEEE management book offers insights into plastics


BOOK REVIEW: Recycling expert and senior member of ISWA, Jeff Cooper, reviews the recently published book 'Electronic Waste Management', which is edited by Gev H Eduljee and R M Harrison. The title is part of a series looking at ...

7 January 2020

ASA ponders Smartwater investigation


Coca-Cola has confirmed that its GLACÉAU Smartwater bottles are now made from 100% recycled plastic, fulfilling a pledge made in the summer of 2019. The announcement comes as the company’s recycling credentials face an element of ...

23 December 2019

‘Buoyant’ waste market for industry deals in 2019


Ricky Thomas, M&A specialist at James Cowper Kreston, takes a look at some of the waste and recycling industry mergers and acquisitions during 2019. 2019 appears to have been another good ...

25 November 2019

Scenic location adds to Liebherr promise


letsrecycle.com recently visited Liebherr’s Bischofshofen factory in the Austrian province of Salzburg, where the company manufactures wheel loader machines for its European and international markets.

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.