Sustainably fighting waste crime

What more can the public sector do to help make Defra’s 25-year Plan a success?

Inspiring change for the resource economy

Zero Waste Scotland’s Iain Gulland explains what steps have been taken to deliver the Scottish Government’s circular economy strategy

Recycling, reuse and resource efficiency

Pat Jennings looks at the recent Reuse in the UK report and discusses the wastes management obstacles in the current reuse landscape

Waste Management

Steve Lee of the Chartered Institiute of Waste Management advises that the policy landscape for waste and recycling should be a major consideration for local authorities

Councils and government agencies are realising the benefits of being waste-wise, and their achievements have been recognised in unprecedented numbers at the Zero Waste Awards. Steve Eminton, of the Environment Media Group, discusses the benefits of adopting a zero waste approach for the public sector

Government Business takes a look at the current state of household waste collection and at local authorities trying out fresh ideas to help boost recycling rates

Steve Lee of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) explains why recycling rates in the UK have been flatlining in recent years and what can be done to improve matters

The amended EU Waste Framework Directive states that from 1 January 2015, paper, metal, plastic and glass must be collected separately, unless it can be demonstrated that it is not technically, environmentally and economically practicable to do so. But what does this mean for local authorities?

Dr Andrew Craig Waste charts the evolution of our improving attitude to waste and assesses the state of play following the government’s review of waste policy

Councillor Phill Bicknell, cabinet member for public protection, highlights the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’s pioneering and successful approach to recycling

This year’s Plant And Waste Recycling Awards recognised successful projects that reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill across the UK

RWM sets the trend this autumn with recycled textile fashion shows and a new waste minimisation zone

Recognising the pace of developments in waste-to-energy technologies, the Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham 14-16 September, will feature a dedicated Energy & Water Seminar Theatre

Current winners of the Government Business Award for Waste Management, Peterborough City Council have also been awarded the Association of Public Sector Excellence (APSE) Award for Best Value refuse collection 2009.

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