Are rising steel prices a good sign for the UK scrap metals market?

In recent months, the price of stainless steel has recovered and indeed risen. Even though it makes up only a small fraction of the...
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Developing the next generation of healthcare waste sector stakeholders

As is the case for the waste and resources sector as a whole, within the healthcare waste sector, there are growing efforts to adopt...
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ReBus project webinar and new paper on resource efficiency in India

  The EU Life+ funded project ReBus, which is led by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), with the University of Northampton as...

Healthcare waste management in the Gaza Strip

Entitled ‘Assessment of health-care waste management in a humanitarian crisis: A case study of the Gaza Strip’, this recently published paper presents research undertaken...

Frugal innovation

  With mention of concepts such as the ‘circular economy’ and ‘resource efficiency’ now becoming the norm, it is generally well accepted that ensuring...

Global efforts to reduce food waste

The recently launched global standard on food loss and waste brings into focus the scale of the challenges faced in reducing food waste. Around...

Embracing extended producer responsibility, after Brexit

  Source: linkedin.com With low recycling rates in England being a huge and increasing challenge, the concepts of extended producer responsibiity (EPR) offer an...
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Pay-by-weight delay in Ireland: a missed opportunity?

  On 1 July, 2016, Ireland was supposed to have introduced a pay-by-weight charging for residual waste, food waste and recyclables, at the household...

Targets, targets, targets, but where will the materials go?

  The waste and environmental management sector is driven by targets. Food waste is a key issue. For example, based on the Sustainable Development...

The 4th industrial revolution: what might it mean for the resources’ sector?

  Ever heard of the 4th Industrial Revolution? Not only might you have heard of it, you may very well have used the concept...