Resource efficiency

Good communications: Taking it a step further

Wales' recycling rate should be a cause for pride. However, is it too early to celebrate? Wales will discover that service provision and legislation cannot along deliver the recycling rates required. If it is to reach its ambition of recycling 70% of all wastes by 2025, good communication is essential, says Luisa Pastore, communications manager with WRAP Cymru.


Why stinting on stuff that counts doesn't pay

Budgets may be tight, but there is still a demand for software and technology if it increases performance and competitiveness. That is the message from the UK’s leading providers, says Marie-Claire Kidd.


Ensuring employee's health & safety

Health & safety has particular importance for waste management which has historically fared badly when it comes to injury rates and fatalities. Chris James, CEO of WAMITAB, emphasises the role training can play in raising standards.


Are undeployed airbags safe to reuse?

Airbags are believed to have contributed to significant improvements in vehicle occupant safety. However, there are no definitive guidelines over the potential to reuse undeployed airbags. Chas Ambrose and Roger West examine the issue and report how a study commissioned last year seeks to shed light on the debate.


Why England needs to rediscover its recycling mojo

With Scotland and Wales storming ahead in the recycling rate progress charts, what is England neglecting to do? Gareth Morton, Brian Mayne and Adam Read examine past and current events and explain how quality communications and innovative engagement are at the heart of the Celtic revolution


Materials on the move: a tough environment

Whether you’re looking for light duty conveyors for paper and plastics or heavy-duty conveyors to transfer bulkier materials, conveyors – along with screens – must be able to stand up to unusual amounts of heavy loading and repeated impact. Claire Col takes a look at some of the options on the market


Scotland the Brave waves the waste management flag

It used to be Wales that occupied the most column inches in RWW, but Scotland is waving the Saltire a lot at the moment; what with the country joining Ellen MacArthur’s Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 programme (that trips merrily off the tongue, doesn’t it? Not) and Zero Waste Scotland unveiling an online poll to gauge how Scottish communities and businesses feel about litter.


Red tape, car parts in Cuba and good communcations

Deregulation is an interesting concept, isn’t it? Defined by the website, Investopedia, as “the reduction of elimination of government power in a particular industry, usually enacted to create more competition within the industry”, it is ironic that some within the waste management industry are urging the government for “robust governance” in the form of regulation.