Issue 71

Hydraulic fracturing has completely altered the US’s energy scene. Libby Peake considers the process and the wastes it produces.

With co-mingling here to stay, MRFs will remain an integral part of the UK recycling scene. But how can they deliver the right quality of material? Will Simpson finds out if the proposed MRF Code of Practice sampling regime is up to the task

Charles Newman talks to Gunter Pauli, author of The Blue Economy, about why we should be letting nature work for us

At last there is a way of recycling absorbent hygiene products in the UK, but what happens when you take nappies out of the equation? Matilda Zatorski reports

The world’s largest producer of mobile phones and televisions, Samsung, isn’t necessarily known for its commitment to sustainability. But Nick Livermore finds that the Korean manufacturer is taking strides towards improving product lifecycles

Toys can provide hours of entertainment, but can be a disposal nightmare at their end of life. Annie Reece takes a look at how the toy industry has been playing around with sustainability…

Though DRSs sound like a good idea, they’re not always as straightforward and beneficial as they first appear, according to Jane Bickerstaffe, who says they only work in the right circumstances

Zero Waste Scotland recently launched nine pilot projects that reward consumers for recycling their used drink containers. Iain Gulland tells Resource what he hopes the trials will achieve

Deposit-refund schemes: some love them, some hate them. Resource sums up the main issues surrounding this contentious recycling issue

South Australia has a very established deposit-refund scheme that has been operating since the ’70s. Susanna Prouse finds out how the system has evolved and whether the rest of Australia could soon follow suit

Smurfit Kappa’s Simon Weston on why reprocessors should also be willing to embrace material sampling