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Paying for it: How to fund local authority waste and recycling services in the next decade

With purse strings continually drawn tighter, council services are increasingly stretched. Rob Cole looks into how the UK might fund the comprehensive waste and recycling services needed to meet higher targets in the 2020s.

An eye on the markets: Canned heat

Rick Hindley, Executive Director of Alupro, examines the drivers behind the continued upward trend in aluminium recycling.

Wales: Leading the recycling world?

Gerry Gillespie, Board Member of the Zero Waste International Trust, examines the steps Wales has taken to reach its current position in the recycling league tables – and how it might continue to drive recycling higher.

Carbon Index 2018: Welsh councils come out on top for carbon reduction

Simon Hann presents summary findings from Eunomia’s sixth annual Local Authority Recycling Carbon Index, highlighting the contribution of councils’ recycling services towards mitigating climate change.

Maintaining momentum: Interview with Hannah Blythyn

With Wales being recognised worldwide for its strong record on waste and recycling, Resource caught up with Environment Minister Hannah Blythyn to find out more about her goal to get Wales to the top. 

Setting the trend: Milan's recycling success

Milan may be the fashion capital of the world, but the Italian city has more than one string to its bow, boasting one of the highest recycling rates in Europe – and an organic waste collection available to all. Kate Dickinson asks if the Milan model could set a trend for UK cities to follow