DS Smith has appointed John Melia to the role of Managing Director for its UK recycling division. John will replace Mat Prosser, who takes up a new post as Head of Strategic Business Development and Transformation (Europe).Melia brings more than 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing and processing industries, where he has been responsible for leading complex multi-site organisations. Holding director-level positions in commercial, operations and... More
Resource management company Viridor is set to open the UK’s largest multi-polymer plastic recycling plant in Avonmouth, which will be powered by energy generated from an energy-from-waste plant under construction on the same site.
New reforms, including a deposit return scheme (DRS), could see aluminium recycling almost double if implemented, preventing around £50 million of wasted resources each year, according to a new report by environmental think tank Green Alliance.
TerraCycle offers recycling programmes for all sorts of complex waste streams –and now it has announced Loop, its new ‘waste-free’ online shopping service. Kate Dickinson talks to Tom Szaky, founder and CEO, about addressing the root cause of waste.
The top 10 in Resource’s annual list of influencers, the Hot 100, has been announced, with Cat Fletcher, Reuse Manager at Brighton and Hove City Council and co-founder of reuse network Freegle, taking the top spot.
The latest figures from the Environment Agency reveal that across the 2018 calendar year 492,532 tonnes of household WEEE were collected by producer compliance schemes, falling almost 45,000 tonnes short of the 2018 target.
Plastic recycling specialists Recycling Technologies has announced the appointment of Marvine Besong to the position of Technical Director as it prepares to commence commercial manufacturing of its feedstock recycling machine, the RT7000.
A cross-party group of MPs has called for a complete ban on the export of the UK’s plastic waste to developing countries, but industry figures question whether this is the best solution to the plastic waste problem.