August 11th, 2017

Who’s building the UK’s residual waste infrastructure?

by Sophie Crosswell and Harriet Parke   This week, Eunomia published issue 12 of its Residual Waste Infrastructure Review (RWIR). Each issue relies on us updating our database of waste treatment facilities, so that we can compare available treatment capacity with the amount of waste requiring treatment – but it also gives us the latest […]

December 16th, 2016

Guidance counselling: understanding fire prevention plans

by Sophie Crosswell   Since the introduction of the Environment Agency’s (EA) Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) Guidance, waste operators have been battling with the national approval panel to achieve the compliant plans needed for their new facilities.  Whilst July’s revised guidance went some way to clarifying the EA’s expectations and flexibility, gaining approval for a […]

January 15th, 2016

Keeping your shirt on: extending the lifetimes of clothes


by Sophie Crosswell   Have you got your new season staples? Every day millions of people are bombarded with advertising trying to sell them new clothes and pushing promotional offers. Whilst this relentless marketing ensures fast fashion remains the status quo, there is a hint of revolution within the fashion industry. Fashion designer Tom Cridland […]

June 12th, 2015

To EV or not EV: should I buy an electric car?

by Sophie Crosswell   When our ageing Corsa made it clear that it was trundling inexorably towards the car graveyard, my partner and I started to discuss how to replace it. Could we afford to take the plunge in to the emerging electric vehicle (EV) market, and could an EV do what we needed from […]

April 2nd, 2015

Pick of the bunch: communities and litter

by Sophie Crosswell   If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that litter’s a bad thing, right? Yet the most recent Local Environmental Quality Survey of England (LEQSE) report found ‘unacceptable’ levels of litter at 11% of sites inspected – and ‘acceptable’ doesn’t necessarily mean none. So if we all agree that […]