Special Reports Thursday 6 August 2020
7 July 2020

China promulgates amendment to its Solid Waste Law


Attorneys Aaron Goldberg and Weiwei Luo of Beveridge & Diamond, Washington analyse the amendments to the Solid Waste Law of China agreed at the end of April and coming into force in September.

25 June 2020

ECJ rules on ‘green list’ waste paper shipments


Following a protracted legal case between a German waste management company and the local authority in the state of Baden-Württemberg, in May the European Court of Justice ruled that intra-EU waste paper shipments containing some contamination ...

13 May 2020

Hospitality sector closures hit glass industry


An increase in glass from kerbside collections may not be enough to make up for the losses sustained through the closure of the hospitality sector, according to representatives from the glass industry. The demand for recycled ...

1 May 2020

Averda and the global need for waste collections


SPECIAL REPORT: The UK has increased its funding to support waste projects in developing countries and charities such as WasteAid are active in this field. On the ground though there is a clear need for good waste service ...

21 April 2020

‘Challenging future’ for textile recycling industry


Textile recyclers have warned that parts of the industry could collapse as supply reduces domestically and demand from across the world falls.

31 March 2020

REA Organics celebrates 25 years


The composting and organic waste recycling trade body, now known as REA Organics, marked its 25 year anniversary on March 12 in what was hailed as “the last conference in the UK for a while”. Composters and those involved in ...

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 ...