Resource efficiency

Why are many scrap metal lines acting below par?

In Britain, metals recycling is big business.

I’ve spoken before about the ancient concept of smelting old metals to produce new – one of the most historic examples of a closed loop model that springs to mind, and an important facet in ...

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As a country we are becoming more mindful of the need to recycle our waste.

But are we as informed as we could be in thinking about the people who actually work in the recycling and waste disposal centres? Are we aware that some of the ...


Why the UK appears to be absent when tackling food waste

When it comes to tackling food waste, the UK appears to be absent.

The World Biogas Association’s Global Food Waste Management: An Implementation Guide for Cities provides fascinating insight into how some of the world’s most densely ...

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