20th June 2018
RtF18: Shaping Future Policy

RtF18: Shaping Future Policy

The Resourcing the Future (RTF) Conference saw lively debate, inspirational speakers and thought-provoking discussion covering extended producer responsibility, design, waste crime and deposit return schemes, as well as a platform to launch three important reports. Against the backdrop of the … Continue reading

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12th June 2018
How To Influence People (& Make Friends)

How To Influence People (& Make Friends)

CIWM President, Professor David Wilson, explains how CIWM’s expertise is helping shape the UK’s response to the issue of marine plastics pollution following the CIWM and WasteAid UK briefing paper, “From the Land to the Sea”. As I write this, … Continue reading

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6th June 2018
Recovery Position

Recovery Position

For World Environment Day, DS Smith Recycling’s Peter Clayson examines the relationship between recycling and recovery, affirming the need to focus on the waste hierarchy when handling waste streams. Recent figures published by energy-from-waste (EfW) trade body CEWEP reveal that the … Continue reading

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31st May 2018
“Clutching At Straws?”

“Clutching At Straws?”

Keith Freegard, director of Axion Polymers says in banning plastic drinking straws, coffee cups and other single-use plastic, the UK Government seems to be ignoring the “really big issue” – the exportation of waste plastics that are ending up in … Continue reading

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31st May 2018
Voluntary Is Great, Regulation Is Better

Voluntary Is Great, Regulation Is Better

Robbie Staniforth, policy manager at Ecosurety, looks at the issue of voluntary measures versus mandatory responsibility, and asks why the necessary targets set out in the recently unveiled Plastics Pact are voluntary? We were recently invited to join the UK … Continue reading

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23rd May 2018
The Future Of Local Authority Contracts

The Future Of Local Authority Contracts

Rob Edmondson, MD of Amey’s Environmental Services business, looks at the challenges and opportunities, such as deposit return schemes and pay as you throw, could offer local authorities and contractors…   Local authorities have been outsourcing environmental services for decades. … Continue reading

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23rd May 2018
Deal Activity In Sector Reaches A Record High

Deal Activity In Sector Reaches A Record High

Mike Read, head of energy and environment at Grant Thornton UK LLP, looks at the sector’s merger and acquisition activity over the last 12 months, which saw record levels since it started its analysis in 2010… The waste sector is … Continue reading

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17th May 2018
Leadership & Ambition? By Gove, We Got It!

Leadership & Ambition? By Gove, We Got It!

This year’s Resourcing The Future (RTF) conference is taking place during a period of “unprecedented opportunity” for shaping future resources and waste policy, says CIWM’s Pat Jennings. So, what can we expect from this year’s agenda? With Defra Resources Minister … Continue reading

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