Comment

Arash Derambarsh, whose campaign led to legislation ensuring French supermarkets donate unwanted food, tells us about the law and his plans to take on European food waste.

The future of food waste recycling: the time to act is now

Philip Simpson, Commercial Director at ReFood, looks at the latest developments in food waste recycling and discusses his wishes for greater government commitment.

The difference between RDF and SRF

As incineration becomes increasingly popular, Geert Cuperus from the European Recovered Fuel Organisation (ERFO) outlines the difference between SRF and RDF and the need for standardisation.

Sustainable resource use in the circular economy

Dr Stuart McLanaghan of environmental consultancy Eden 21 argues for a new resource hierarchy, explaining why we need new metrics for resource use.

Video

A brief video explaining why the Welsh Government is looking to implement a new Environment (Wales) Bill, and what it will include.
Croydon Council is calling on members of the public to help identify two men caught on film fly-tipping in Croydon. Anyone with information on the fly-tipping incident, or any other illegal dumping of waste in the Croydon area, should contact the council’s dedicated fly-tipping hotline on 020 8604 7000 or by emailing flytip@croydon.gov.uk

From the Magazine

Out of thin air

'Waste as a resource’ is one of the defining mantras of our sector, but what about extending that to ‘greenhouse gas as a resource’? Libby Peake catches up with a man with exactly that vision

Down in the dumps with Delingpole

Isonomia’s Peter Jones does battle with Daily Mail misinformation, and presents a call to arms against pre-election attacks on recycling 

 

We might pay for our meals in gourmet restaurants with plastic, but how would you feel about eating something that’s fed on plastic? Leonie Butler reports 

 

A burning issue

Denmark is experiencing a waste management revolution after moving to quash its reliance on incineration, but how do you change the mindset of a nation? Edward Perchard finds out 

 

Election promises

Speaking on behalf of the waste and resources industry at the end of last year, the Trade Association Group – comprising the alphabet soup of ADBA, CIWM, ESA, ICE, REA and the RA – wrote a letter to the main political parties summarising the policy proposals the sector would like to see implemented after the general election.

State of the union

Chancellor George Osborne stated in his Budget 2015 speech that “we are all part of one United Kingdom”. However, approaches to waste and recycling across the different governments are becoming increasingly fractured. Resource reports

Out of thin air

'Waste as a resource’ is one of the defining mantras of our sector, but what about extending that to ‘greenhouse gas as a resource’? Libby Peake catches up with a man with exactly that vision