Resource Use

The Environmental Audit Committee calls on government to ban the landfilling of food waste to help boost the circular economy.


Waste consultant Gill Weeks OBE has been appointed to the Board of the Environment Agency.


The Communities and Local Government Select Committee is calling for evidence on Britain’s fly-tipping and litter problems.


Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has installed 28 new recycling bins across the borough after receiving a Recycle on the Go grant.


ECO Plastics's Jonathan Short explains how to get the public onboard with 'waste as a resource' thinking.

Dr David Greenfield FCIWM CEnv, Chair of the Waste Network Chairs, discusses the Waste Regulations and understanding TEEP.

Mark Tansey of FireVu gives his views on why and how the industry can move forward to reduce the regularity of waste management fires.

Ray Georgeson revists the theme of repair, and asks why companies don't make repairing goods easier.


Epping Forest District Council is to continue collecting recyclables from householders in a twin-stream, co-mingled service, after waste management company Biffa found that the system passes its TEEP (technically, environmentally and economically practicable) test.According to the UK’s...
Firefighters from Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service (WFRS) were sent to Averies Recycling plant in Marshgate, Swindon, yesterday (21 July), after the fire service received reports that a ‘significant’ fire had taken hold.The emergency call was placed at 5.51pm and by the time the fire...
Anaerobic digestion (AD) company Biogen has announced that it has recycled 500,000 tonnes of food waste since it began operating eight years ago, in 2006.The food waste, which is broken down by microorganisms in the absence of oxygen to produce biomethane, generates renewable electricity for the...
Neath Port Talbot Council is to roll out a new recycling service from the end of this month in a bid to improve recycling rates across the borough, it has been announced.Over the coming weeks, the council will deliver equipment to 20,000 homes in parts of Baglan, Margam, Brynoch, Cimla, Pontardwe...
Retail chain Sainsbury’s plc (Sainsbury’s) has today (21 July) announced that its Cannock store is now running on power generated solely from the supermarket’s own food waste.Using the Poplars anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Cannock (run by waste management company Biffa),...
Charity collection service Clothes Aid has helped police prosecute a man for stealing clothing donated to charity banks.By providing police with information surrounding the theft of charitable clothing donations across the country (largely by organised gangs), Derbyshire Police were able to secure...
Waste management firm Viridor has announced that, from 1 August, the Parkwood landfill site in Sheffield will stop accepting ‘active waste’ so that restoration works can be completed.Residual waste from Parkwood will be diverted to Runcorn Energy Recovery Facility or to Viridor’s...
Food and garden waste collected from households in Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire Councils has been used in the development of the Athletes’ Village and other Commonwealth Games venues for Glasgow 2014 (23 July - 3 August), it has been announced.According to Zero Waste...


Nicky Scott explains how to get the most out of your compostable waste.

Tony Breton explains how evidence from the organics recycling industry could be used to improve the proposed carrier bag levy

Annie Reece reviews Adam Minter's first book, Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade

Illustrating the reality of the waste industry to those outside the sector has always been tricky, but things may be about to change...


Libby Peake learns how scientists at IBM are using plastic waste to create superbug-fighting nanoparticles.


WRAP’s Food Waste Collections Manager, Chris Mills, describes best practice for designing an effective service.


Maxine Perella speaks to Kresse Wesling about how she’s transforming discarded ‘heroic materials’ for her fashion label.