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Novamont's Tony Breton looks at where the UK stands on separately collected organic waste and how budgets are hindering their introduction in England.

 

If not now, when? If not us, then who?

Falkirk Council’s ‎Ross Fenwick and Robin Baird say that now is the time to challenge recycling behaviour and take a step towards the sustainable world we keep talking about.

Obituary: Chris Coggins

Dr Jane Beasley pays tribute to Professor Chris Coggins, who died last week at the age of 69.

Commercial waste collections – how level is the playing field?

Angus Evers considers the consequences of an Upper Tribunal ruling on whether local authority VAT exemption distorts competition in the commercial waste market.

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Lidl has become the latest supermarket to partner with an app to find charities to redistribute its surplus food to, following Marks & Spencers in signing up to social platform Neighbourly. Here's the difference such a partnership makes.
To kick off Sky's Ocean Rescue campaign, the company has produced a special report looking at how bad the plastic pollution of marine environments has become and what effect it is having on ecosystems and coastal communities.

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Smart streets: How the Internet of Things is revolutionising waste

The urban environment is getting more sentient, changing how we go about our daily lives. How could the digital revolution could change the world of resources?

USA: Is Trump hindering the land of recycling opportunity?

With the election of Donald Trump, it’s fair to say that America (and the rest of the world) has been plunged into turmoil. But what does this mean for America’s resource industry?

The Restart Project: Repair in the community

The Restart Project is bringing the circular economy to the grass roots, with community repair events helping people fix their technology and build skills, confidence and networks.

Hard decisions: Brexit and the environment

Brexit may mean Brexit, but The Insider wonders what it means for waste policy.

Hot 100 2016: Who are the shining stars of waste?

We asked members of the waste and resource industry, as well as anyone else with a keen interest in the world of resources, to nominate and vote for those that have played a starring role in the industry this year.

After receiving thousands and thousands of votes, your final list can be found below. The names on the list show the vast array of characters making an impact on waste, with government – central, local and devolved – industry, the third sector, campaign groups, the... More

Should we be worried about England's falling recycling rate?

Recently, England’s household recycling rate fell for the first time since records began, but should we be panicking about it? Eunomia consultant Peter Jones analyses the stats

 

WasteAid UK: Helping communities tackle the waste crisis in West Africa

With three billion people in the world lacking access to decent waste management services, WasteAid UK is sharing skills so communities can tackle the waste crisis themselves.