Issue 97

Black plastic packaging

With increasing concerns about the state of the UK’s recycling system, all plastics are coming under fire, but some are more problematic than others. Will Simpson gets to grips with the hard-to-recycle black plastic and finds out more about some possible solutions.

Carbon Index 2019

Peter Jones, Senior Consultant at Eunomia Research and Consulting, presents the results from the seventh Local Authority Recycling Carbon Index, showing who’s surging ahead in the fight to limit carbon emissions.

Anna McMorrin, Labour MP for Cardiff North

MP since 2017, Anna McMorrin joined Parliament with a drive to tackle the UK’s environmental issues, hitting out against single-use plastic waste and tabling a bill on extended producer responsibility for packaging. Resource finds out more 

 How could a mutual credit system advance the circular economy?

Rob Cole talks to Eifion Williams, CEO of Circular Economy Wales, about how a mutual credit system can generate wealth within communities while encouraging a more circular, sustainable approach to resources and waste.

Angus Macpherson, Managing Director of The Environment Exchange

Angus Macpherson, Managing Director of The Environment Exchange, gives an update on the market for PRNs 

A bottle of Ogilvy vodka

Scottish businesses have been at the forefront of the circular economy in recent years, and Ogilvy Spirits has been particularly innovative in this regard, turning waste potatoes into vodka, as Imogen Benson reports.

Elisabeth Smith, Executive Officer for the Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative

Elisabeth Smith, Executive Officer for the Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative, explains how WEEE management policies should be developed.

Stickered bin bags in Guernsey

The ‘pay as you throw’ model to household waste recycling has never taken off in the UK, but since its introduction in Guernsey, could it be one step closer to the mainland. Will Simpson reports.

An image of a Safi Sana worker

Organic waste and soil degradation are two prominent issues for Accra and the rest of Ghana. Joanna Bingham, CEO of circular economy charity Footprints Africa, explains how one company in the country’s capital is offering an innovative solution to the problem.