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  • Making the curve happen

    In the world of resource management, recycling and renewable energy, it is encouraging to see that the dominant conversations in the industry involve the circular economy in some way. Business leaders are asking the questions: How can we make the...

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  • Is there a way to have fun without the mess?

    For many festivals and big events there is a big build up and great celebration during the events. People party and have fun with a sense of abandon that goes with the whole festival vibe. Unfortunately the theme of abandonment...

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  • Fantastic plastic – creating opportunities, not just problems

    We hear so much about the plastic problem. How the over production and overuse of plastic is quite literally choking the planet. There is a massive plastic garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean. Micro-plastics are being found in air, fish,...

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  • Why upgrading is downgrading life on earth.

    Whenever the latest smart phone is released, people queue around the corner hoping to be one of the lucky few who are the first to get the latest, greatest, electronic gadget. Most of the time their current phones are still...

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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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