Waste management

Solving the UK's plastic problem

The UK has a problem when it comes to plastic, thanks to China’s tougher stance on importing it, the high cost of processing it and growing concern around issues such as marine litter.




Why upcycling is more than just a fad

Karin Holzknecht at Groundwork London examines how reuse project The Loop is changing attitudes in the capital, cutting waste and bringing other social benefits too.






RWW visits: Doosan Bobcat's European complex

Machinery is a vital component of the materials handling industry, and getting the right machine for the job can make or break a business. Given the tremendous initial expense, customers expect to get the very best out of their machines.


The new generation of Energy from Waste plants

Paul Gouland, marketing director at Clugston Construction, examines trends in waste disposal and explains how a number of the UK’s new EfW plants could contribute to future energy production


All hands on deck for safe ship recycling

Ship recycling, when done safely and responsibly, is a complex and skilled operation that allows the valuable metal on board a vessel to be recovered in an environmentally responsible way.






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 responsibility.


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.







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.


Round table discussion: The future of waste management in the UK

A number of waste management, recycling and corporate social responsibility (CSR) specialists were recently invited by B P Collins’ team of environmental lawyers to discuss the future of waste and recycling in the UK particularly with Brexit on the horizon. Topics of interest included who should take the lead to drive the waste agenda; the merits of setting recycling targets; engaging SMEs and how waste should be perceived.