An opportunity to create a greener footing

We need to think seriously about how we 'build back better' in a way that tackles a potentially more catastrophic global crisis - climate change

Minimising waste to demonstrate our gratitude

Iain Gulland explains why we need to celebrate and support our binmen and binwomen in their vital role as resource managers on the frontline

How taking back your empties will transform recycling in Scotland

Iain Gulland explains why Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme will aid the fight against climate change by encouraging better recycling

Reducing food waste in Scotland

Iain Gulland outlines how the agency is helping Scottish councils to reduce food waste and recycle more where food waste is unavoidable

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


Event Diary

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

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