Closing the loop: risk or reward?

Set against a backdrop of global climate change, carbon economics and resource scarcity, the intrinsically valuable materials and scrap carbon that have for so long been locked up in waste streams are now becoming highly sought after. But how are organisations reacting to this challenge, given our current linear ‘take, make, waste’ system? As businesses [...]

Resource Revolution leader interview series kicks off with Peter Jones OBE

Independent commentator Peter Jones talks candidly about the mounting pressures waste companies face as businesses look to become more resource-efficient, and warns that the new dynamics of a circular economy could pose severe risks to those service providers that don’t reposition themselves fast enough. But he adds the waste industry is in a prime position [...]

Waste Experts raise concern over landfill tax

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Smartsolutions – Options in the Waste to Resources Revolution.

Synopsis Smartsolutions  is at a critical point in its growth trajectory and has identified the need to prioritise choices in the fast changing but expanding  UK environmental sector. Building on a strong extant reputational base focussed around innovative provision of operational staff services  which adapt cost effectively to unpredictable fluctuations in workload the company needs [...]

UK – new recycling plant to create a virtuous circle for plastic

A small corner of east London is set to help tackle the UK’s waste mountain by turning used drinks bottles into safe, reusable food packaging, reports The Independent As a new survey reveals that packaging waste is now the biggest environmental concern in the UK, Britain is poised to make a dramatic leap forward in [...]

UK – new British Standard defines remanufacturing

The Centre for Remanufacturing and Reuse (CRR) has announced that the British Standards Institution (BSI) has published a new standard for consultation. The standard, BS 8887-2 Design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end-of-life processing (MADE) Part 2: Terms and definitions, includes a definition for remanufacturing. The inclusion of the remanufacturing definition in a nationally recognised [...]

UK – paint project diverts 450,000 litres from waste

Research conducted by environmental consultancy Resource Futures shows that the UK paint reuse network of 65 Community RePaint projects collected 450,000 litres of paint, with a market value of £1.75m, in 2007, that would otherwise have gone to landfill or other waste treatment. Fifty per cent of the paint was leftover “half-tins” donated by the [...]

Resourceful Municipalism to 2020

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