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  • 2021 – A story of progress, platitudes, more storms and more waste

    As we hurtle towards the end of 2021, the pace of business, especially in the waste sector is showing no sign of slowing down. While in the broader sense it’s good for business, it’s also an indication of the additional...

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  • Recycling is broken, why bother?

    At the end of October 2021, leading up to the COP26 summit in Glasgow, our illustrious PM decided he would weigh in on the topic of plastics recycling in the UK. “It doesn’t work,” he claimed “And is not the...

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  • Counting the Cost of Convenience

    It’s almost inconceivable that in 2021 anyone could be unaware of the negative impacts of plastic and other pollution, yet globally the response seems to be token at best. News articles and discussions on plastic pollution are usually accompanied with...

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  • Why isn’t Waste Management living up to its potential yet?

    As of March 2020, the UK’s recycling from households was at 45.5%. Which is not far off the recycling target of 50% set by the EU. As much as the waste management sector is growing and the potential is there...

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  • G7 Review – policies and promises

    G7 Review – policies and promises In early June, the G7 Summit hosted in the UK where the Presidents and Prime Ministers of what’s considered the seven strongest democratic economies met to discuss global issues. Of course the two items...

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  • Let’s talk trash: Is the UK turning a blind eye to the plastics problem?

    In the 2019 moratorium the UK Government pledged to restrict plastic trade to non-OECD countries. In the same year the British public was shocked by headlines that it was a source of the plastic problem piling up in Malaysia and...

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  • More infrastructure, more construction, less waste – is this possible?

    The construction industry has been one of the few sectors allowed to continue operating throughout the lockdowns. It is believed that infrastructure development can help stimulate economic growth, providing an impetus for employment and implementation of new technologies such as...

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  • What are the skills needed to drive the circular economy?

    As more companies – big and small start to embrace concepts of the circular economy, business titles are changing. It is no longer just the sustainability experts that are focused on circularity, it’s seeping into all areas of business, and...

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  • The bubble has burst and it’s not all bad

    More than 10 years on from the global financial crisis of 2008, most companies were on the up and up. By 2019, the waste management and renewables industries were enjoying incremental growth. And with increasing global awareness of environmental and...

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  • The Future of Recycling – A 2021 UK Outlook

    Even before the New Year started the waste management industry was hit with a new curveball. The Environmental Agency announced a ban on export of plastics to non-OECD countries. It certainly threw a spanner in the works for plastic traders...

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