For informed opinion and independent insight, check out our in-depth interviews where we speak to senior commercial executives, national or local government, SMEs and material reprocessors. Find out what thought leaders in the industry are saying about resource management, waste management and recycling.

Rules of engagement

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s boss, Terry A’Hearn, tells Geraldine Faulkner how he intends to make more businesses comply with regulations

Waste zeitgeist

German Association for Waste management president Thomas Obermeier explains how waste went from being seen as a contaminant to a resource, why the UK risks again becoming the dirty man of Europe, and champions the leading role Germany can play in educating China and other countries. Geraldine Faulkner reports

Sea change

Since launching in 2010, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's research and reports on the circular economy have gained in stature and caused people in power to take notice across Europe, at the World Economic Forum and beyond. Geraldine Faulkner speaks to the charity's eponymous founder and its executive officer Jocelyn Blériot

Punching above its weight

Resource Association chief executive Ray Georgeson tells Geraldine Faulkner how the trade body is ‘fighting the corner for reprocessing’ at a time of turbulence and with limited resources of its own, and why the UK government is failing the industry

Bin around the world

CEO Brendan Murphy has injected commercial nous and energy into four-wheeled metal bin supplier Egbert Taylor Group. He tells Geraldine Faulkner about the company’s partnership with logistics specialist Wincanton, innovative product lines – and its global sales plans

One-man think-tank

Karl Falkenberg, the European Commission’s senior adviser on sustainable development, was the main attraction at the recent RWM in Birmingham. Here, he gives Geraldine Faulkner his unique insight into all matters waste on the continent and in the UK

A golden ticket for zero waste

Andrew Shaw, Nestlé’s head of demand & supply planning, tells Geraldine Faulkner that the food giant’s main philosophy is ‘root cause elimination’ and will meet its zero waste to landfill target by the end of this year, thanks to initiatives such as its continuous improvement strategy and work with charity FareShare

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