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It's still a battle, but thankfully with no bullets

Ray Georgeson gives a sideways view on what it means to be in the European Union.

Are we brave enough for a Brexit?

As part of our pre-referendum debate, Neil Grundon, Deputy Chairman of Grundon Waste Management, argues that the environment is a global, not a European issue.

Let’s not leave doorstep food waste collections to rot

Dean Hislop, Chief Executive of Tamar Energy, urges local authorities to maintain or expand food waste recycling services, rather than making short-sighted cuts that could result in long-term pain.

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’.

Video

Two filmmakers, Tom Fox-Davies and Ed Scott-Clarke, have teamed up to produce a short film about the culture of constant electronic upgrades is for the planet.
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.

From the Magazine

Full of beans

Edward Perchard speaks to bio-bean’s Arthur Kay about coffee recycling and how innovative thinking about common waste streams could transform the way we live.

A match made in waste

Love and marriage might go together like a horse and carriage, but what about waste and partnerships in local government? Leonie Butler reports on the growing number of authorities going it together. 

Charging on the Continent

Though they’re currently banned in the UK, pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) schemes where people pay for how much they use, following the ‘polluter pays’ principle, are popular on the Continent. Jennifer McDowall takes a trip around Europe to find out what we can learn from PAYT practitioners. 

 

Multiple benefits

Resource learns about a project to provide Bedouin and Palestinian villages with free biogas, which is also dealing with waste and helping to promote peace in the Middle East. 

 

Plastic soup

With awareness growing of the amount of plastic littering our seas, Libby Peake investigates what happens when the material enters the food web, eventually finding its way to our dinner tables.

Smart Recycling?

Will Simpson gets to grip with the latest developments in recycling software

A match made in waste

Love and marriage might go together like a horse and carriage, but what about waste and partnerships in local government? Leonie Butler reports on the growing number of authorities going it together.