Plastic waste in our oceans has become one of the biggest global issues. HSM’s David Coleman calls for more businesses to address their plastics waste management solutions if we are to remedy this issue.
With approximately 340 000 contaminated sites which likely require remediation according to the European Environment Agency (EEA), Miiro Jääskeläinen looks at the issues.
Taxes or deposit return schemes – how can we use economics to incentivise more recycling? Richard McKinlay, Head of Circular Economy at resource recovery specialist Axion, discusses the options
I’m sure Eddy Grant never had the waste industry in mind when he performed his hit in 1982, but finding a snappy headline linking refuse collection, emissions and pop culture is much harder than you think.
China’s National Sword policy has far reaching consequences for very many countries. Mike Ritchie explains the impact for Australian councils, waste managers and recyclers.
In New South Wales the Albury Waste Management Centre includes the fourth largest landfill in the state. Mike Ritchie explains how its Halve Waste initiative has become the most successful waste reduction program in Australia.
Malcolm Bates wonders if it wouldn’t it be better for us to look after the planet we already have before we contemplate moving to Mars?
Philip Simpson discusses what an agreement on a standardised method of reporting food waste would mean for the UK’s grocery retail industry.
Peter Atterby, managing director of plastics firm Luxus, discusses treasury plans that it to investigate how the tax system and charges on single use plastics can reduce waste.