Plastic waste of all shapes and sizes is now ubiquitous in the oceans. Resource talks to marine litter expert Professor Richard Thompson about how microplastics have infiltrated the natural environment – and how we might solve the crisis
TerraCycle offers recycling programmes for all sorts of complex waste streams –and now it has announced Loop, its new ‘waste-free’ online shopping service. Kate Dickinson talks to Tom Szaky, founder and CEO, about addressing the root cause of waste.
Wales has long drawn an envious gaze towards its excellent recycling and waste management performance, but what did it take to get there and what more is to be done? Resource talks to Jasper Roberts, Deputy Director of the Welsh Government’s Waste and Resource Efficiency Division, about Wales’ ambitions.
As a huge year for resources kicks off with a plastics-heavy 25 Year Environment Plan, INCPEN CEO Paul Vanston talks to Edward Perchard about deposits, PRNs, Attenborough and how effective collaboration will pave the way for a greener future.
Nearly a year after the initial Circular Economy Package was withdrawn, the European Commission launched a revised proposal in December. Resource discussed the new package with European Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella
Ahead of the release of the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package, Resource sat down with EEF’s Susanne Baker to discuss the package’s potential and how close the manufacturing industry is to embracing circularity.
As one of the sector’s major organisations, WRAP works with businesses, government, and communities in an effort to bring about a circular economy. Charles Newman caught up with CEO Liz Goodwin to find out how it’s going
Friends of the Earth Europe, part of the world’s largest environmental network, represents 31 national organisations and thousands of local groups at European level. Libby Peake caught up with its Resource Use Campaigner, Ariadna Rodrigo
With Wales nearing the 60 per cent recycling mark, we wanted to know more about the secrets of the country’s success. Charles Newman spoke to the man now managing Team Wales, Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant
Many of us are fully committed to the concept of zero waste, but few of us have done so much to make it a reality as Rachelle Strauss, blogger at MyZeroWaste.com. Resource catches up with Mrs Green herself to find out more
With the 2020 recycling targets creeping up on us, Charles Newman talks to Friends of the Earth’s Michael Warhurst about boosting recycling rates, reducing material use, and bringing about real change in how we view resources
As China cracks down on poor-quality recyclate from entering its borders, Charles Newman speaks to the head of Europe’s largest plastic bottle processing facility, Jonathan Short, about driving up quality
Michael Braungart, one of the creators of the cradle-to-cradle design principle, was featured in Resource two years ago. Here, he talks to Jo Moulds about his philosophies and lets us know more about his thoughts on 'eco-efficiency'.
After six years heading up the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), Jennie Price has decided to turn her talents to shaping the country at Sport England. She reflects on her time at WRAP for Resource readers.
Physicist, environmental scientist, writer and Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute, Amory Lovins is renowned for his pioneering work in energy efficiency. Charles Newman spoke to him about his latest book, Reinventing Fire, and the business case for rethinking how we us
As the UK edges ever closer to recycling more than it discards, talk increasingly turns to questions about the circular economy and zero waste. Marcus Gover spoke to Resource about how WRAP is addressing them.
In a world of limited resources, our ‘throwaway’ habits are fast catching up with us. It’s time to move from a linear economy to a circular one, according to the Green Alliance’s Julie Hill told resource
Food, glorious food. The problem is, we are still wasting far too much of it, even when we don’t prepare it ourselves. A new voluntary agreement to help combat avoidable waste in the hospitality sector is being implemented following a report published last year by WRAP.
In 2007, while travelling through Mali, Andy Pag had an epiphany. An overland expedition enthusiast and former journalist, Pag observed that the Malians were completely at the mercy of diesel prices and decided: “I didn’t want to carry on driving round the world exploring it
If Defra’s Waste Review proved anything, it’s that we are following Europe’s lead when it comes to resource management. Resource caught up with the woman charged with overseeing implementation of Europe’s waste policies, Karolina Fras
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Minister for the Environment, the CEO of a major corporation or a third-sector campaigner? Wonder no more: Resource asked some of the industry’s top professionals to describe their jobs (and what it took to get them there). Here’s what the
Just a few weeks in his new post as the Welsh Governmentâ€™s new Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, John Griffiths sat down with Resource to outline the countryâ€™s next steps towards zero waste
Good waste policies are borne of a thorough understanding of all kinds of impacting factors. Founder and President of ACR+, Jean-Pierre Hannequart, explains the importance of keeping many plates in the air
Wales recycles more than any other part of the UK and is leading the way on resource efficiency. Environment Minister Jane Davidson, integral in Wales’s rise to green stardom, spoke with Charles Newman about the country’s progress
Hot water on demand. Lighting at the flick of a switch. Ice in your drink on a hot day. Could you give up these little, often taken for granted luxuries? Rachel England meets three people who did and have never looked back