Special Reports Monday 21 January 2019
22 January 2018

Coffey inspects European bottle deposit schemes


Calls for a deposit return system (DRS) for drinks containers in the UK have ramped up in recent weeks, with the Environment Audit Committee calling for its introduction and the government’s 25 year Environment Plan not ruling it out ...

17 January 2018

Viridor pursues quality cullet in Scotland


The move towards collecting glass commingled with other recyclables has posed a challenge to Viridor in Scotland, and, the company believes the glass recycling sector as a whole. The waste and resource management business has made...

2 January 2018

LIPOR, Porto – an example for Southern Europe?


The International Solid Waste Association’s Working Group for Recycling and Waste Minimisation met in Porto, northern Portugal at the beginning of December 2017. The group was hosted by LIPOR, an inter-municipal waste management company ...

19 December 2017

Researching bacteria for waste remediation


The Environmental Services Association Education Trust is funding a world-leading project at the University of Cambridge that combines research into novel uses of bacteria for remediation of waste materials with the training of PhD students ...

15 December 2017

SRF & RDF market trends and conference insight


I was fortunate enough to be asked to chair one of the sessions at the recent RDF conference hosted by LetsRecycle.com in London, which is without doubt the single best event of the year for getting your head around the myriad of issues, ...

6 December 2017

Tilbury sorting plant adds to URM portfolio


Glass recycling giant URM, which includes the Berryman brand, has opened new sorting facilities at Tilbury. Beth Slow talked to Mark Wilson, chief executive of URM UK about the company’s investment and future vision.

5 December 2017

The growth of GBN Services


GBN Services has never stood still. When managing director Garry Hobson joined the skip hire and recycling company in 1995, it was a small haulage firm based in Leyton with a turnover of £600,000.

4 December 2017

A regulatory framework for commercialisation of waste services


Brian Mayne (Regional Director Wales) Resource Efficiency & Waste Management & SarahJane Widdowson (Business Area Manager- Waste Operations), Ricardo Energy & Environment take a look at issues surrounding the ...

26 October 2017

Local authority waste management trends and the uncertainty principle


Dr Adam Read is external affairs director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. Here he reflects on local authority issues and the recent LARAC recycling officers conference in Nottingham.