February 23rd, 2018

Avoidable confusion: the unwelcome return of TEEP

by Bethany Ledingham   The government’s long-awaited 25 year environment plan (25YEP) received a pretty lukewarm response when it was published in January: good as far as it went, but short on ambition, detail and money. Michael Gove may have outdone his predecessors by actually getting the 25YEP published, but it doesn’t seem that he […]


June 23rd, 2017

Will Brexit bust the RDF export market?

by Ian Cessford, Bethany Ledingham and Peter Jones   Deprived of a majority by the general election earlier this month, the UK Government faces some difficult arithmetic when it eventually tries to secure Parliamentary approval for any deal on the country’s future relationship with the EU. Even if the Prime Minister can find a deal […]


August 21st, 2015

Who will care for the UK’s elderly landfills?

by Mike Brown and Bethany Ledingham   The speed of change in the residual waste sector is both unprecedented and unrelenting. There are many positives to emphasise – some efforts towards waste prevention, more reuse and recycling, and new and environmentally preferable treatment technologies are all having an impact. Residual waste arisings have declined as […]


April 22nd, 2015

Green light: Labour’s manifesto lacks substance on the environment

by Bethany Ledingham   There are only 15 days left until the 2015 General Election. The party manifestos have been polished and published for media and voter scrutiny. Issues such as the NHS and the deficit are dominating the headlines, so it’s easy for environmental policies to slip under the radar. But with the Green […]