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Latest issue: 23 October 2014

In this issue

  • How effective is Scotland's single use carrier bag charge?

  • Defra puts UK recycling rates at risk, warn MPs

  • WISH Forum issues new guidance on waste fires

  • CIWM president unveils circular economy report

  • Looking back at the history of refuse collection vehicles

Latest issue: 23 October 2014 Front


Editor's comment

Looking for a hero to lead the UK into the future

Looking for a hero to lead the UK into the future

Now that another RWM is over, with the less than satisfactory performances by attending politicians, I see there is no comfort t…

England risks missing recycling targets, warn MPs

England risks missing recycling targets, warn MPs

The government must act to increase recycling rates across England by 2020, according to MPs in a report of an inquiry triggered by Defra’s decision to step back from areas of waste management.

Latest News

Defra puts UK recycling rates at risk by stepping back, warn MPs

Defra puts UK recycling rates at risk by stepping back, warn MPs

Defra’s decision to “step back” from waste policy has put the UK at risk of fail…

24th Oct 2014
Defra urged not to revoke PFI credits

Defra urged not to revoke PFI credits

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has appealed to Defra not to withdr…

24th Oct 2014
How effective is Scotland's single use carrier bag charge?

How effective is Scotland's single use carrier bag charge?

Scotland's 5p bag charge is unlikely to be as effective as the ones introduced i…

24th Oct 2014
Previous estimates of stolen used clothing were over-stated, says report

Previous estimates of stolen used clothing were over-stated, says report

A new piece of industry research published today shows that previous estimates o…

22nd Oct 2014
Time to transform waste policy, says Viridor

Time to transform waste policy, says Viridor

Viridor has backed a House of Commons select committee call to transform waste p…

22nd Oct 2014
England risks missing recycling targets, warn MPs

England risks missing recycling targets, warn MPs

The government must act to increase recycling rates across England by 2020, acco…

22nd Oct 2014
Buckinghamshire smashes through 50% recycling barrier

Buckinghamshire smashes through 50% recycling barrier

Buckinghamshire County Council says it now recycles more than half of its entire…

21st Oct 2014
British Plastics Federation tackles education secretary over anti-plastics bias in schools

British Plastics Federation tackles education secretary over anti-plastics bias in schools

Philip Law, the British Plastics Federation’s director general, has written to t…

21st Oct 2014
Scottish bag tax is an unnecessary burden on the poorest people, claims CEO of Symphony Environmental Technologies

Scottish bag tax is an unnecessary burden on the poorest people, claims CEO of Symphony Environmental Technologies

The CEO of a biodegradable plastic specialist has cast doubt on the fairness of …

20th Oct 2014
Scotland introduces single-use carrier bag charge

Scotland introduces single-use carrier bag charge

Scotland has introduced its single-use carrier bag charge as of today, Monday, O…

20th Oct 2014

Latest Features

Looking back at the history of waste trucks

Looking back at the history of waste trucks

The development of mobile compaction vehicles for the collection of commercial a…

24th Oct 2014
Keeping the workforce safe in a risky working environment

Keeping the workforce safe in a risky working environment

Paul Shaw examines the occupational hazards experienced by front line workers in…

13th Oct 2014
A time for bold actions and political vision

A time for bold actions and political vision

Waste reduction and recycling schemes play crucial roles in reducing the impact …

13th Oct 2014
OSIL launches cold war on bad odours

OSIL launches cold war on bad odours

Odour and air pollution control specialist OSIL’s strong links with academia is …

26th Sep 2014
Is this 'simply' the best way forward for disposal cups?

Is this 'simply' the best way forward for disposal cups?

Disposable paper cups have long been a difficult waste stream to capture. Is the…

26th Sep 2014
Moving waste abroad? How to keep it legal

Moving waste abroad? How to keep it legal

Thanks to rising landfill tax rates, excess treatment capacity in some European …

16th Sep 2014
The Confused.com of waste management?

The Confused.com of waste management?

It’s not often that the terms ‘hotpants’ and ‘waste management’ appear in the sa…

15th Sep 2014
Kazakhstan looks to the West for guidance

Kazakhstan looks to the West for guidance

After years of Soviet domination with an industrial legacy that included highly …

15th Sep 2014
Kiggen plays its part in Spanish Waste

Kiggen plays its part in Spanish Waste

Geesinknorba Spain is celebrating 25 years of manufacturing Kiggen compactors th…

12th Sep 2014
Sustainable packaging: Is it truly achievable?

Sustainable packaging: Is it truly achievable?

While consumers are keen for brands and supermarkets to use environmentally-frie…

5th Sep 2014

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