Given the ongoing regulatory changes and growing consumer outrage, plastic waste has finally reached a tipping point on organisations’ agenda. The risk for producers and users of virgin plastics is balanced by a unique opportunity for companies ahead of the curve to unlock value from a circular economy that derives revenue from the circulation of materials rather than the extraction and conversion of fossil fuels.
Paul Davidson, Challenge Director of Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), discusses ongoing projects and challenges brought about by mass consumer plastic packaging
David Newman, Managing Director of BBIA, considers the key messages of the new report 'A System Change Compass: Implementing the European Green Deal in a time of recovery', co-authored by SYSTEMIQ and the Club of Rome.
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Research and Consulting specialising in the climate and ecological emergency, explains why the word ‘sustainability’ is out of date and increasingly redundant.
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.
Rick Hindley, Executive Director at Alupro, explores the possible implications of severe disruptions to UK recycling collections caused by Covid-19 and what it could mean for the aluminium packaging supply chain.
On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Jane Asscher, CEO and Co-founder of behaviour change agency 23red, looks at how brands and businesses can help consumers to make sustainable choices in a post-coronavirus world.
With fly-tipping reaching epidemic proportions in England, Nick Oettinger, Managing Director of The Furniture Recycling Group, looks at the issue, the underlying causes and what can be done to buck this socially and environmentally unacceptable trend.
Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO and Co-founder of compostable packaging producer TIPA, calls for a significant investment in facilities capable of dealing with compostable packaging to address the problems posed by plastic packaging.
Paul Vanston, CEO of the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN), calls on the resources and waste industry to be bold in its actions to combat climate change and advance the circular economy in 2020.
Are you disposing of your business’ waste compliantly? Andy Garside, Group Technical Waste Manager at environmental risk reduction company Adler and Allan, discusses the impact that non-compliant waste management can have on businesses.