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Are we in or are we out?

Marcus Gover, Director at WRAP, shares his vision of an England where householders know exactly what goes ‘in’ recycling bins and what stays ‘out’.

Circular Economy Package: A mixed bag for reuse

Michal Len, Director of RREUSE, an organisation representing European social enterprises promoting reuse, repair and recycling, assesses the Circular Economy Package’s reuse credentials.

Arash Derambarsh’s food waste law has been passed unanimously by the French parliament. Here, he reflects on the campaign and what is next in the fight against food waste. 

Working in harmony

Andrew Bird, Chair of the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC), considers whether harmonisation in recycling collections is really the way forward. 

Video

Eco packaging firm Vegware has released a short film offering a solution to the problem of coffee cups recycling in the UK. Under 1 in 400 disposable cups are recycled, with 7 million sent to landfill daily, as highlighted by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s War on Waste.
A film released by London-based social enterprise The Restart Project shows how free community events are helping members of the public cut down on the amount of fixable electronics going to waste. 

From the Magazine

Closing the loop

Nearly a year after the initial Circular Economy Package was withdrawn, the European Commission launched a revised proposal in December. Resource discussed the new package with European Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella 

 

A yen for recycling

The Japanese are famously adept at making electronic equipment, but how good are they at recycling it?

 

3D vision

The field of 3D printing is expanding rapidly, with new applications and technologies emerging all the time. Libby Peake surveys the scene and describes some of the more significant developments 

 

Milking resources for all they’re worth

Edward Perchard finds out how cheese and butter maker Wyke Farms has harnessed the power of waste to make its operations 100 per cent self-sufficient 

 

Hot 100 2015: Waste Wizards

It takes sorcery of a special sort to turn waste into resources, so this year we're celebrating the industry's top 100 'waste wizards', those charming professionals that the voting public can't help but find magical

Local Authority league table 2014/15

Resource's annual local authority league tables based on waste arisings per capita.

Vital statistics - Local authority league table 2014/15

The years of healthy improvement in recycling rates in all quarters of the UK appear to be over. Analysis of local authorities’ waste management performance in 2014/15 suggests a mixed picture. Charles Newman does the rounds