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Preparing for the resource revolution

It is only three months ago that a few colleagues and I met with our CEO, David Palmer-Jones, to discuss the complexity of our sector and the possible headaches facing Defra as they grappled with developing their new Resources & Waste Strategy.






Clean energy is losing out to the 'Blue Planet' effect

If you can avoid being distracted by the daily headlines on plastic straws, coffee cups and deposit schemes, there are some deeper developments materialising that could have quite significant implications for this industry as it looks to modernise ...


How we can move away from a throwaway society

In his second blog, Rob Edmondson picks up on the theme of single use plastics and what it will take to move away from the throwaway society.

I wrote last time about how there’s never been a better time to be involved in the environmental ...


We need positive PR to raise the UK's recycling rates

With the UK forecast to miss the government target of recycling 50% of household waste by 2020, a stronger connection between the public and the recycling and waste management Industry has never been more important.

Studies show that 8 ...


Food waste falls down the political pecking order

While plastic has stolen the media spotlight, it seems as though everyone on both sides of the Channel has forgotten about food waste, which is the subject of aims and promises rather than concrete action.

I’ve just moved into a new ...

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