Issue 91

Hot 100 2018: Who are the leaders of the pack?

Our annual power list of movers and shakers in the waste and resources industry attracted a record number of votes this year. Here, you’ll find the winners from 100 to one, each accompanied by a voter’s glowing review. Read on to discover who has played their cards right and proved to be our Top Trump for 2018 

 

Shipbreaking bad: Inside the murky world of ship recycling

Unregulated ship recycling in South Asia is killing dozens of workers a year, with European ships flouting safe disposal laws through loopholes. Sid Hayns-Worthington takes a look at the murky world of shipbreaking

White goods recycling: Coming in from the cold

Anthony Sant, Sales & Marketing Director at AO Recycling, gives an update on the recycling of white goods.

Birmingham: A long hot summer of bin strikes

Many local authorities have been embroiled in industrial disputes with their workforces over the past year, forced to make cuts in a climate of austerity. Rob Cole looks back on the Birmingham bin dispute and the controversies that brought it national attention.

Electric wheels: A future without petrol for waste collection fleets?

With a government pledge to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040, the use of electric alternatives is on the rise – and refuse collection vehicles could be changing too. Edward Perchard looks into the risks and benefits of turning electric for the UK’s fleets.

Contamination in the USA

In the wake of China’s tighter import standards for recycling, the problem of contamination has been thrown into the spotlight. Gareth Morton discusses what the US is doing to tackle the issue – and what the UK can learn.

Ahead of the pack: An interview with Paul Vanston

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.

An eye on the markets: PET projections

Martin Hargreaves, Managing Director of Plastipak Europe, gives an update on the recycled PET plastic market.

Collecting knowledge: Spreading circular economy best practice in Europe

If we are to create a circular economy, everyone needs to be on board. Resource looks at how Zero Waste Europe is spreading best practice across the continent, and how lessons for a greener future already exist, they just need to be accessed.