For councils, identifying and targeting problematic waste areas and targeting interventions to these places is an ongoing challenge. Rob Cole looks at how three local authorities are using data to generate change
Alex Massie, Principal Consultant at Eunomia Research and Consulting specialising in the climate and ecological emergency, explains why the word ‘sustainability’ is out of date and increasingly redundant.
Authorised Treatment Facilities handle over one million end of life vehicles every year in the UK, but with car sales falling by 98 per cent, could a scrappage scheme be needed to support these recycling facilities?
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, Peter Maddox, WRAP Director, states we must look to the future and make the circular economy our new normal, promoting planetary and public health in the aftermath of the crisis.
Over 32,000 tonnes of material that could be recycled is instead put in residual waste bins each year in West Sussex, costing the council an estimated £3 million a year in disposal costs. To highlight the scale of this waste, West Sussex County Council has created a video that visualises it on a personal and then county-wide level.
The European Suppliers of Waste-To-Energy Technology (ESWET) has released a policy briefing highlighting the need for any revision to the EU Waste Shipment Regulation to continue to allow the shipment of waste for energy recovery.
The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has issued a firm rebuttal to a report by Greenpeace that found Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities are three times more likely to be found in deprived areas, calling for an end to the “demonising” of EfW.