June 22nd, 2018

Keeping it simple: waste infrastructure for the developing world

by Tanguy Tomes   Since starting my career as an environmental consultant, I’ve had the chance to work on a variety of projects dealing with waste management around the globe. In Europe, where formal recycling systems are already widespread, the challenges often involve finding new ways to increase capture rates and process difficult materials. To […]


May 18th, 2018

Infrastructure: can less be more?

by Leidy Klotz   If her book sales are any indication, you or someone you know have probably used Marie Kondo’s “KonMari™” method for tidying up your home. Sure, Kondo’s approach, found in her wildly successful The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has some space-saving sock-folding tips, but the real tidying benefits come only if you […]


September 15th, 2017

Informal gathering: improving waste management in the Philippines

by Amy Slack   You can’t separate the issue of marine litter from waste management. For those who work in waste, this might go without saying, but it is a truth that has really hit home with me over the last six weeks away from Eunomia, working in the Philippines. With the help of staff […]


September 1st, 2017

Ever decreasing circles?

by Wayne Hubbard   As we move closer to a circular economy becoming a reality, we need to consider the implications for the waste management industry and its future role – because less waste will require a different infrastructure from what we have now. The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) recently launched a circular […]


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 […]


April 13th, 2017

A gas-tly mess?

by Mike Brown   As the UK’s landfill infrastructure rapidly approaches its retirement, this seismic change in how waste is managed is spitting out a range of issues that our current system is ill-suited to manage.  I’ve previously examined issues of how aftercare is funded, and the resilience challenges that a move away from landfill […]


November 4th, 2016

What’s worse than landfill?

by Mike Brown   For the best part of twenty years, the message for waste managers has been clear. Landfill is bad. Do everything you can to get waste out of landfill. Over that time, it has been a pretty decent rule of thumb, if one that has its limits. However, I suspect that policy […]