October 21st, 2014

Risk and reward: is it worth bidding for DCLG’s Recycling Reward Scheme?

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by Clare Pitts-Tucker   Eric Pickles is making something of a habit of conjuring up pots of money to promote his pet policy proposals. Undeterred by the experience of the £250m Weekly Collection Support Scheme (WCSS), which proved quite an expensive way to persuade one authority to revert to weekly collections, he has now established […]


June 20th, 2014

Ships that pass on the blight: the problem of shipping litter

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by Clare Pitts-Tucker   You know that you are properly immersed in the world of resource management when you start to see a waste aspect in the most unlikely stories. As I followed the news about the recent, tragic and mysterious disappearance of flight MH370, one aspect that resonated with me was how in the […]


February 21st, 2014

Incentives and sensibility

by James Fulford and  Clare Pitts-Tucker   This week Eunomia, working in partnership with Serco, launched a new report investigating the impact of recycling incentive schemes. While giving some thought to Pay As You Throw (PAYT) and Deposit Refund Schemes (DRS) – types of incentive scheme widely used elsewhere in the world – we focussed […]


January 14th, 2013

A jumper’s journey

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by Clare Pitts-Tucker   What happens to your unwanted clothes when you get rid of them? The question is particularly pressing at Christmas, when our powerful gift giving customs may leave us with unwearable, unreturnable, unwanted clothing: a hideous Christmas jumper, perhaps, destined to be worn only once; or some thick woollen socks (very much […]