According to recent figures from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), fly-tipping is on the rise again, with the number of incidents up for the third year in a row. Councils across England reported 936,090 cases of fly-tipping in 2015-16, an increase of 4% on the previous year.
A new guide to help construction businesses move towards more sustainable ways of working has been launched by Zero Waste Scotland.
Maximising re-use of materials on-site highlights the wide-ranging benefits of re-use on construction sites, and identifies a host of material re-use opportunities to help sites become more resource efficient. The guide can be downloaded for free online, via Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficient Scotland website.
Bigger, better and more collaborative, the UK’s premier event dedicated to Energy, Water, Recycling, Renewables and Waste Management is the 2017 knowledge-sharing hub for local authority resource management professionals. RWM Event director Nicola Meadows previews the show.
Decision-makers from local authorities dealing with the resource management sector negotiate with a wide range of overlapping industries, suppliers and government agencies. As such, it is crucial to be up-to-date with the opportunities and commercial issues affecting resource and waste management, and resource planning in local government.
Working in the recycling industry can begin to feel a bit like Groundhog Day. In part, that’s down to the continual recycling of Government policy, but also going round in circles is what we’re supposed to do in the circular economy.
If we are honest with ourselves most of us would admit to loving a site visit, who doesn’t like poking their noses into waste and bits of machinery?