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The future of a ‘Brexit’ waste and resource management industry

The future of a ‘Brexit’ waste and resource management industry

It’s happened. Britain has chosen to leave the EU. However, the successful Brexit campaign may create uncertainty within the waste management industry. What is clear is it is very unclear what will happen to Britain’s existing resource legislation and targets. The vast majority of UK resource management legislation is led […]

New reverse logistics model introduced to encourage circular economy

New reverse logistics model introduced to encourage circular economy

A new circular economy model for logistics has been developed by Deutsche Post DHL Group in collaboration with Cranfield University and the Ellen Macarthur Foundation. The concept of the new model is to utilise and continually improve the journeys a vehicle makes. This is set out in the report, Waste […]

British retailers focussing on reuse above recycling of waste

British retailers focussing on reuse above recycling of waste

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has produced a report advocating reuse over recycling as described in the EU Waste Hierarchy. Recycling is an important part of waste management, however waste reduction and reuse is higher up the waste hierarchy and therefore should be considered before recycling. Reuse is more environmentally […]

How much do you recycle and is it enough?

How much do you recycle and is it enough?

Recycling has never been more present in our society than it is today. Developed countries place a strong emphasis on the process from individual homes to public institutions and private businesses. Campaigns for an increased emphasis on recycling are very frequent and supported by the entire mass-media, reaching whole populations […]

EA Fire Prevention Plan changes: wood recyclers urged to respond

EA Fire Prevention Plan changes: wood recyclers urged to respond

Due to proposed changes made by the Environment Agency (EA) regarding UK wood recycling operations, the Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) has raised concerns on updates to fire prevention plans. The Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) guidance includes regulatory requirements that operators of permitted waste sites storing combustible waste must apply. The […]

WRAP intends to increase third sector collaborations to increase reuse

WRAP intends to increase third sector collaborations to increase reuse

Edie.net Newsroom has reported that WRAP is aiming to further promote the Circular Economy through collaborations and partnerships between third sector organisations. WRAP has launched a new tool to help businesses that are looking to reduce waste and encourage a circular approach on resources. They have released a portfolio of […]

EU Environmental Commission says Product Design is key to new Circular Economy Package

EU Environmental Commission says Product Design is key to new Circular Economy Package

Product design is set to be addressed by EU Environmental Commissioner Karmenu Vella as part of the new Circular Economy Package. The European Commission promises to produce a new Circular Economy proposal during 2015 in the wake of the 2014 legislative proposal being withdrawn. Vella suggested the former proposal was […]

Are pallets a problem in total waste management?

Are pallets a problem in total waste management?

With increased recycling targets due and greater emphasis on establishing a circular economy, businesses today are looking for a simple process to manage waste. Total waste management companies have a big task when establishing effective methods to collect waste. There are several collection services available; mixed recycling, general waste, organic […]

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