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Life on the Kani Qirzhala landfill site in Iraq

Desperation has ensured there is a recycled plastics industry in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Everywhere as far as the eye can see, piles of rubbish stretch away into the distance. Noxious fumes rise from heaps of household waste and spew from the ...



Clean Growth Strategy: from obligation to opportunity

Government's newly announced Clean Growth Strategy lacks the concrete proposals necessary for such a vision to be fully realised, but there are many positives to be taken from it.

There was plenty for the Waste and Recycling sector to be ...



Pumpkin waste is the biggest scare this Halloween

Halloween is now officially the third biggest holiday celebrated in the UK, preceded only by Christmas and Easter. Families up and down the country continue to embrace the annual event, buying and carving more than ten million pumpkins per year.


Dealing with growing volumes of hazardous waste

Jason Houghton, Amey’s account director for commercial waste, asks what the constraints and costs of dealing with growing volumes of hazardous household waste are, and whether the answer is better education for residents or manufacturers taking more ...


Lithuania's waste divide

Lithuania seems to be at odds with itself over waste management, striving to reach an ambitious recycling target while at the same time planning to build more incineration plants.

The country is committed to hit a 65% recycling target ...



Will Scotland's deposit return scheme be a success?

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed she will introduce a deposit return scheme to reduce litter and increase recycling. Successful in countries such as Norway, could it work in Scotland?

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