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  • How to resource a rapidly changing industry?

    If you’ve read any of my recent industry commentaries you’ll notice a few common threads. Firstly, the resource management and renewables industries are growing rapidly and, secondly, at the same time there is great deal of change, controversy and innovation...

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  • Innovations shaping waste and resource management

    Working in waste management is both challenging and interesting. While many people and organisations may subscribe to the idea of a circular economy, those working in the industry know that the practical steps to make it happen are not that...

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  • On the road to a cleaner future

    Whilst travelling to the RWM19 conference and exhibition in Birmingham, it was encouraging to see that the majority of service stations were equipped with a decent number of EV charging stations. With government commitment to achieve zero emissions by 2050...

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  • Beyond generating clean energy and meeting emissions targets

    2019 has been a year of major shifts within the renewable energy sector. The UK government affirmed its commitment to becoming a zero-emission nation by 2050 passing this pledge into law. It has announced large investments in expanding the EV...

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  • Is the world’s biggest plastic problem actually the smallest?

    Most people are well aware of the issues that single use plastics are causing the environment and are in favour of recycling efforts and finding ways to re-use and repurpose plastic products. Indeed these recycling and circular economy efforts are...

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  • Could reducing food waste be the key to mitigating climate change?

    This past weekend major cities around the world saw masses of people coming together to raise their voices in support of the #climatestrike. Ordinary people standing together to demand change from governments as well as private enterprises. It was all...

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  • Are the winds changing in the energy sector?

    The major oil companies aren’t exactly known for their environmental fervor. Aside from promoting the use of fossil fuels – which have had a major impact on climate change, their extraction and processing methods tend to leave the environment worse...

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  • Renewable – the goal for all resources

    When people talk about using renewable resources it is usually in reference to solar or wind power, or materials such as wood, bamboo or hemp. And these references are entirely accurate, however, could we be limiting the definition of renewables?...

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  • Recycling and exporting waste, is there a more sustainable path forward?

    Recent BBC documentaries have highlighted that not all is as it seems in the UK recycling industry. Tonnes of material clearly identified with UK brands were found dumped in a Malaysian jungle and everyone is asking how it got there....

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  • What difference will it make if airlines achieve zero waste?

    What difference will it make if airlines achieve zero waste? Have you ever stopped to consider how much waste a single flight can accumulate? Just about everything on a flight in individually wrapped – in plastic! Except for the first...

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