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Reuse requires immediate refocus

As the drive to improve recycling rates gathers momentum, FCC Environment's Steve Bell warns that there is a risk of reuse falling by the kerbside and calls for a change in legislation.

Working to stop waste criminals from breaking the law

A waste officer from the Environment Agency outlines why the UK needs more enforcement to target waste crime.

Stopping good food from going to waste

Tristram Stuart, Founder of anti-food waste campaigning body Feedback, outlines why there should be an authoritative body that investigates how supermarkets treat their suppliers.

Reducing the risk of fires at waste sites

As waste site fires increasingly hit headlines, Mark Andrews, Waste Fires Lead at the Chief Fire Officers Association, outlines how members of the waste industry can reduce the risk of fire.

Video

Environmental campaiging charity Hubbub has released a video outlining the initiatives being trialled on Villiers Street, Westminster as part of its Neat Streets campaign.
High street retailer H&M has launched its first ever Global Change Award, giving five ideas focussing on closing the fashion loop the opportunity to receive part of a €1 million (£726,000) funding pot.

From the Magazine

Zeroing in on waste

Ljubljana has become the first capital in the EU to adopt a zero waste goal, but sending zero waste to landfill requires a lot of work and education. Edward Perchard finds out how the city aims to reduce waste arisings

Talking GIB-berish

Just how green is the Green Investment Bank? Eunomia Chairman Dominic Hogg evaluates the institution’s performance when it comes to waste

Poo Power

If you can be sure of anything in this world, it’s that we will always have a steady supply of, ahem, human waste. Annie Kane considers whether Bristol’s Bio-Bus could be the future of sewage, or whether it’s a load of… hot air

Recycling, all wrapped up

As one of the sector’s major organisations, WRAP works with businesses, government, and communities in an effort to bring about a circular economy. Charles Newman caught up with CEO Liz Goodwin to find out how it’s going

The post-party clean up

Summer may be over, but the clear-up operation of the waste created by the UK’s 6.5 million festivalgoers continues for a long while afterwards. Leonie Butler reports

Food for thought

Packaging is at a crossroads, with innovation spreading in different directions and stalling in others. But why is the industry so split on the issue? Edward Perchard assesses the situation