22nd June 2017
CIWM CEO’s Blog: More Q’s Than A’s

CIWM CEO’s Blog: More Q’s Than A’s

There are more questions than answers in politics right now. However, Dr Colin Church, CIWM’s chief executive officer, says the important thing is that the resource & waste sector continues to highlight the contribution it can make both to a … Continue reading

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22nd June 2017
Life & Solar

Life & Solar

As the number of solar panels on the UK’s roofs increases, so too will the number that have to be recycled. By 2036 it could be as many as almost 9m PV panels. Lee Petts looks at the rather large … Continue reading

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15th June 2017
Post-Election Reflection

Post-Election Reflection

In the days following the General Election, there has been none of the traditional dust settling and planning for the future, writes Mathew Prosser, UK managing director at DS Smith Recycling. Rather, we have more questions than answers… When it … Continue reading

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8th June 2017
General Election 2017: A United Front

General Election 2017: A United Front

FCC Chief Executive Officer Paul Taylor considers the outlook for the waste and resource sector after Teresa May’s snap general election today (8 June)… saying the industry needs to present a “united front”.   With the UK set to go … Continue reading

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18th May 2017
The “O” Word

The “O” Word

Stericycle’s David Williams looks at the issue of offensive waste, saying further work is needed to quantify the impact of increased offensive waste segregation.   The appropriate segregation and management of offensive waste remains one of the biggest waste management … Continue reading

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18th May 2017
A Life Without Structured Waste Management

A Life Without Structured Waste Management

Ed Cook, senior consultant at Resource Futures, ponders what it would be like to live without waste collection, as he looks back over a recent trip to The Gambia as part of Resource Futures’ work with WasteAid UK & CIWM. … Continue reading

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11th May 2017
Recovering High Value With Heat

Recovering High Value With Heat

Matt Hale, international sales manager at HRS Heat Exchangers, explains how using heat can help those who process food stuffs reduce their wastage. It is important that all parts of the food chain are as efficient as possible… When processing any … Continue reading

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11th May 2017
The End For Quantity-Based Recycling Tables?

The End For Quantity-Based Recycling Tables?

In the early days of recycling quantity-based targets and tables were a good tool. But times, behaviours, landscapes and even regulatory approaches have changed; what once looked good feels clumsy and blunt, says the Recycling Association’s Simon Ellin Without early … Continue reading

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