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Preparing for the future despite political fallout

I can't quite believe it's September already.

I’m half tempted to ask where the time goes, but for a nation that’s still bombarded with Brexit headlines on a daily basis, perhaps time isn’t going quickly enough. As the political fallout ...


We need to support our current and future workforce

Here we are, post summer holidays, children back at school and the UK’s largest waste and resources exhibition, RWM, is almost upon us.

I have spent a fair amount of time in recent weeks helping to get the UK Resources Council sector ...




More questions than answers on the future of waste policy

Maxine Perella dissects a speech by former environment secretary Michael Gove, which explored Defra's plans for a DRS.

An ‘all-in’ deposit return scheme (DRS) for England – discuss. Well discussion is what some industry leaders want more ...


We must build momentum beyond plastics

Firstly I promise to keep this short, as I am about to head off on a family holiday, and secondly events over the last few weeks have left me in a reflective mood.

About this time last year I wrote a piece for RWW named ‘clutching at ...


One in, one out at Defra may spell trouble ahead

Ever since Michael Gove revealed his ambition to become the next Conservative leader I knew he wouldn’t stay on long as environment secretary, regardless of the outcome of the leadership contest.

It’s a real shame given he achieved so ...


War on plastic or a war on waste?

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani’s War on Plastic might be critiqued for presenting a somewhat one-sided view of plastic waste in the UK and the solutions around it.

But the realities are stark and unavoidable. The sheer volume ...

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