Issue 81

Droning out waste

As drone use takes off, it’s only a matter of time before they find their place in waste management. In fact, they can already be seen flying over landfills and cropland, monitoring waste, with more applications sure to follow.

Recycling, all wrapped up

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

Photography: Water

Photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz’s on-going project ‘Water’, which has taken him all over the world, has received support from sources including the United Nations and WaterAid. Here, he shares some of his powerful images – featuring both water and waste – and the stories behind them

The post-party clean up

Ahead of this year's Glastonbury music festival, we revisit a look at the clear-up operation of the waste created by the UK’s 6.5 million festivalgoers every year. 

Quality regulations?

The sampling requirements for the Materials Facility Regulations have been in force for the best part of a year now, but what exactly have they achieved? Resource investigates

Talking GIB-berish

Just how green is the Green Investment Bank? Eunomia Chairman Dominic Hogg evaluates the institution’s performance when it comes to waste

Poo Power

If you can be sure of anything in this world, it’s that we will always have a steady supply of, ahem, human waste. Annie Kane considers whether Bristol’s Bio-Bus could be the future of sewage, or whether it’s a load of… hot air

Recycling hits the Streets

Most people now recycle at home, but there’s still a way to go when it comes to recycling on the go. Will Simpson reports

Market matters

With the current turmoil in commodity prices, Resource asked industry commentators to answer the question: To what extent can recycled material replace virgin counterparts? 

Flexible recycling

Flexible laminated packaging has been a boon for manufacturers, but a challenge for recycling companies. Annie Kane discovers an innovation in technology that could change all that

Recycling behind bars

Nick Watts discovers how HMP Huntercombe is setting a positive example when it comes to managing food waste at the same time as saving money and having a positive effect on the rehabilitation of prisoners

Don’t mess with Croydon

Large-scale incidents of fly-tipping seem to be ever increasing, and though education is the key to reduction, Croydon has taken the novel approach of naming and shaming those caught to deter others. Thomas Dimech investigates

Legislative update: Summer 2014

Angus Evers from King & Wood Mallesons considers whether the European Commission’s consultation on the circular economy is focusing on ever-decreasing circles

Organics AD infinitum

Charlie Flounders, Commercial Manager, Feedstocks at Tamar Energy gives us an update on how the organics/AD market is faring.

Targeting WEEE

Dr. Philip Morton, CEO of REPIC, outlines why we should be targeting waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

Zeroing in on waste

Ljubljana has become the first capital in the EU to adopt a zero waste goal, but sending zero waste to landfill requires a lot of work and education. Edward Perchard finds out how the city aims to reduce waste arisings

Food for thought

Packaging is at a crossroads, with innovation spreading in different directions and stalling in others. But why is the industry so split on the issue? Edward Perchard assesses the situation