The legality of resisting residual restrictions

Our Insider questions the legality of private services stepping in where councils are restricting residual waste.

Behind the headlines – DCLG waste budget boost masks rising disposal costs

ReFood Commercial Director Philip Simpson suggests the recently announced £200-million waste budget boost for local authorities is masking rising landfill disposal costs, for which there are economic alternatives.

Contamination costs where quality counts

Niels Flierman, Operations Director at DS Smith Paper, explains how consistent collections stressing quality would benefit the whole supply chain.

Why stories and collaboration are essential for behaviour change

Hubbub co-founder Trewin Restorick shares lessons on behaviour change campaigns learnt and implemented through the organisation's Square Mile Challenge to reduce coffee cup waste in central London.


The trailer for WASTED! The Story of Food Waste, a new film produced by world-famous chef Anthony Bourdain has been released.

From the Magazine

WEEE update: Making ICT last

William McPherson, Projects Director at Re-tek gives an update on the latest developments in the WEEE recycling and reuse sector.

Can four-weekly collections move mountains in Conwy?

Conwy County Borough Council's trial of a four-weekly residual waste collection has brought about impressive results since it was brought in in September 2016.

PRNs: Should the UK stick or twist on packaging responsibility?

Industry members give their thoughts on whether the existing PRN system needs reform following Brexit.

It all ADs up

How could increase food waste collections help to boost the anaerobic digestion sector?

The future of MRFs: Sorted

One of the many predictions prior to the adoption of the MRF Code of Practice in 2015 was that operators would either have to invest heavily in new technology to meet the new reporting requirements or go bust. More than two years down the line it is clear that whilst the fears of mass closure of MRFs have, thankfully, not come to pass, some parts of the sector are indeed gradually becoming more... More

Could the Chinese export ban lead to a great leap forward for British recycling?

As China cracks down on imports of foreign waste, what impact could this policy shift have on the UK recycling sector?

Energising the social aspect of resource use

Leonie Butler spoke to Furniture Re-use Network CEO Craig Anderson about getting social aspects of sustainability recognised and working out what motivates people to do the right thing and reuse.