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OPINION: COVID-19 – What’s the Waste Industry Prognosis?

As the UK adjusts to a ‘new normal’ in the wake of the Government’s latest lockdown announcement, it will be difficult for some organisations to concentrate on anything beyond the next few days. But there are glimmers of hope in the medium to long term, suggests Marcus Brew, managing director of UNTHA UK…

COMMENT: Reusable Coronavirus Masks from Ballo Fashion

Supplies of facemasks are dwindling and the items themselves are disposable. While their effectiveness at preventing the contraction of the virus is questionable at best, the may prevent carriers from spreading it so easily. Alistair Barnes from Ballo Fashion saw an opportunity...

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Recycling Rate in England Falls 0.5% to 44.7% in 2018

Following the publication of the latest DEFRA waste and recycling data, Richard Kirkman, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Veolia UK and Ireland has welcomed signs that growth is starting to be decoupled from waste generation.

Blog: Wasted Pumpkins - The Real Halloween Horror Story

No doubt, Halloween can be fun for kids, but as the ancient Celtic tradition moves ever further towards becoming yet another ‘day’ of over hyped wasteful consumption, Philip Simpson, commercial director at ReFood, urges consumers to think hard about unnecessary waste