Why a circular economy for the post-Brexit UK?

Ricardo Energy & Environment waste management consultant Dr. Nicholas Head argues that Brexit could kick start the circular economy in Britain.

‘No one else to blame’: A vision of a post-Brexit waste and resource industry

Eunomia Chairman Dominic Hogg reflects on how the British public’s decision to leave the EU will affect the waste and recycling industry, and what we must do to ensure we forge a forward-looking future.

What does leaving the EU mean for waste management law?

Angus Evers, expert in waste law, reflects on the potential legal consequences for the waste and resource industry of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

EU: the case to remain

Dr Jane Beasley, Director of consultancy Beasley Associates, argues that the waste and resources industry would fare better in the long run if we remain in the EU.


With MPs calling for a ban on the use of microbeads in cosmetics, a group of York University students have used Bruno Mars to highlight the damage that can be done by the harmful bits of plastic.
Jože Gregorič, Project Manager at Snaga, the company that manages waste and resource in Ljubljana, gave the 2016 Resource Association's summer lecture, explaining how the Slovenian capital has spent the last 10 years building high participation in separate collection, utilising ‘radical approaches’ to communications and significantly lowering residual waste per capita. In 2010, Slovenia repor

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The Future of sustainable fashion

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The rise of the recycling robots

It looks like it’s finally here. Barely a week goes by now without a news report alerting us to developments in artificial intelligence, together with exciting (or scary) predictions about what this means for us as humans. After years lurking on the fringes of our imagination (or at least confined to science fiction), it seems as if the era of mass robotisation may actually be upon us. And like every other sector waste and recycling could be profoundly affected...

Sainsbury’s reveals 10 per cent drop in food waste

Sainsbury’s has for the first time published data for its nationwide food waste generation, revealing that the supermarket cut its food waste by 10 per cent last year. 

Waste crime ‘is the new narcotics’ says EA chief

The Chief Executive of the Environment Agency has likened waste crime to the drugs trade in the 1980s, as the environmental regulator reports that nearly 1,000 illegal waste sites were closed down last year.