Opinion

The Social Value Act comes into force on 1 January.  Read more in my recent CIWM Journal article. Click for a PDF of the article To find out more about the social value act do get in touch emma@realliance.org.uk CIWM journal is "the journal for waste and resource management professionals", to subscribe  visit http://ciwm.co.uk/CIWM/Publications/Journal/CIWMJournal.aspx
Ray Georgeson
Recent EU waste statistics published by EUROSTAT showed that the UK recycled 23% of municipal dry recyclables in 2008, which was bang on the EU average.  We were a little behind on composting, with a rate of 12% comparing to an EU average of 17%.  The news that the UK had equalled the EU average on recycling was greeted by Ministers with a cheer but for me this was a hollow cheer – since when did we celebrate being average? Now, this is not at all to decry the efforts made in...
REalliance
Global economic downturn, rising unemployment, increases in the gulf between rich and poor, growing levels of crime and disorder.  Does this sound like a familiar litany of the doom and gloom that surrounds us?  And we haven’t even mentioned climate change yet. Well, it may sound depressingly familiar and often impossible to see a clear way forward.  In the overall scheme of things, the concern that we in REalliance have about the use of resources may seem modest and to some self...