Resource Use

Scottish Government launches new anti-littering campaign to highlight the ‘shame and embarassment’ of being caught littering.

Government

Mayor leads consultation on London's 2050 infrastructure plan, calling for 40 new facilities and a more consistent approach to recycling.

Resource Use

Food waste campaigning body, Love Food Hate Waste, is launching its household waste reduction campaign in 10 UK cities.

Business

Manufacturing signatories to Federation House Commitment on route to water reduction target of 20 per cent by 2020.

COMMENT

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.

MORE NEWS

REPIC’s Responsible Recycling competition sparks nationwide interest REPIC received almost 400 entries for its first ever consumer-facing competition, which marked the 10th anniversary of the launch of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) producer compliance scheme.The...
Waste consultant Gill Weeks OBE has been appointed to the Board of the Environment Agency (EA), the independent body that delivers government policy for ‘the protection and enhancement of the environment’.Taking effect from 8 September, Weeks will provide ‘non-executive leadership...
Environmental charity and anti-litter campaigning body Keep Britain Tidy will be hosting its annual Waste Less, Live More Week from 22-28 September 2014 and is inviting charities, businesses and organisations to get involved as partners to back the campaign.This year’s theme is ‘Be...
The Environmental Audit Committee is calling on government to introduce a landfill ban for food waste and lower the rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) on recycled products to help boost the circular economy and end the ‘throwaway society’.The calls come in a new report, ‘Growing a...
The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Select Committee is calling on members of the waste and resources industry to submit evidence on the economic and environmental effects of fly-tipping and littering, and suggest ways of tackling it.The committee state that costs of managing fly-tipping...
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has installed 28 new recycling bins across the town centre, communal areas and outside a number of schools throughout the town in a bid to boost recycling rates.The Mini Street and Street Unit bins, manufactured by container manufacturer Taylor, were installed...
Local authorities (LAs) in Northern Ireland sent 103,262 tonnes of municipal waste to landfill between January and March 2014, a record low for the country.The provisional 'Northern Ireland Local Authority Collected (LAC) Municipal Waste Management Statistics January to March 2014',...
West Sussex County Council’s Planning Committee has granted Grundon Waste Management planning permission to build a recycling and recovery centre in Ford.Covering six and a half hectares of the Circular Technology Park in Ford, the centre will include a 60,000 tonne per annum materials...

FROM THE MAGAZINE

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...

Magazine

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

Magazine

Leonie Butler visited Kemble Farms in Gloucestershire to get to grips with on-farm AD

Magazine

Annie Reece discovers how an innovative partnership in Wales is giving waste management profits back to the people