July 1st, 2014

Manifesto destiny: waste policy in the 2015 election

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by Rob Gillies

 

A few weeks ago I was asked by MRW if I would provide some comments on what waste-related policies we might expect to see in the manifestos of the major political parties as we move towards the 2015 general election. This is what I wrote:

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April 27th, 2012

Do votes grow on trees?

Mayor of London

by  Rob Gillies

 

The biggest job in UK local government is up for grabs on May 3rd, as voters hit the polls for the London Mayoral election. Whilst it may not quite match the razzmatazz of the US democratic process, it has thrown up one or two highlights. You may have seen Peter Jones’s comparison of the green policies of the would-be Republican nominees – in the same spirit, what do the mayoral candidates have to offer an environmentally minded Londoner?

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November 10th, 2011

Whatever happened to Joint Waste Authorities?

Eunomia staff 2011

by Rob Gillies

 

In February 2009 the Joint Waste Authorities (Proposals) Regulations came into force in England, paving the way for the creation of new statutory Joint Waste Authorities (JWAs), separate legal entities combining the functions of existing collection and disposal authorities.

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November 4th, 2011

That’s handy! An interactive recycling map

Eunomia staff 2011

by Rob Gillies

 

The Guardian’s data blogs are a fantastic resource for all sorts of interesting information. Today I found something that every waste professional should have access to – an interactive map of recycling rates amongst all English local authorities. So I thought I should share it.

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