Resource efficiency

How waste steam is helping firms to go green

New technology is helping waste steam to 'go green', explains Heliex Power chief executive Chris Armitage

Most people don’t give much thought to steam. Few realise that the vapour, which they most often see coming out of a boiled kettle, ...

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Reflecting on a summer of bin strikes in Birmingham

Refuse collectors going on strike, or threatening to, is a perennial problem up and down the country. So how can the industry and authorities finally sort out this mess?

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Maximising the value in energy from waste projects

In all its forms, Energy from Waste (EfW) remains an essential part of the UK's waste management strategy. It has an important role to play in helping the UK unlock the benefits of a decarbonised economy.

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Dealing with contamination in recycling

DS Smith’s focus on quality recycling comes from our need to source clean paper fibres to supply our paper mills which, in turn, feed our packaging plants.

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Raising the barista

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A Russian Revolution?

Russia has introduced a new recycling system whereby all the country’s industrial waste producers must either process it themselves or pay a special fee to the government for the financing of waste management plants. Vladislav Vorotnikov reports


Collecting effective waste data

Jamie Warmington, Simone Aplin and Dr Adam Read from Ricardo Energy & Environment weigh in on whether we are collecting waste data effectively.

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Implementing the circular economy British Standard

Dr Stuart McLanaghan tracks the development of the BS 8001 standard and explains what it sets out to achieve, and considers how the principles of the circular economy can actually be implemented in the United Kingdom and abroad

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Sustainably stylish

Fashion designer Wayne Hemingway lets rip on our wasteful culture and attitude to litter, and explains the roots of his frugal ethos. Geraldine Faulkner reports

The late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen once said: “Some ...


Cartridge reuse is key to printers’ green credentials 

Affordability has made the printer a throwaway item for many consumers, a situation that is encouraged by manufacturers that programme their machines to stop working after a certain period and put chips in cartridges that waste masses of ink. Laura ...

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