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Ken Davidson
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Time for a fresh perspective?

The waste sector is a key focus of discussion, with government pressure to reduce waste to landfill and to improve recycling rates, through taxation, initiatives such as the Deposit Return Scheme and even debated regulatory curbs on unnecessary disposal of goods by online retailers.

However, a culture of innovation is also emerging, with bio-based paper bottles and seaweed based edible packaging both creating marketing headlines, as just two recent examples. Clearly, we are going to have to change our mindset if we are to make environmental gains and reduce our collective carbon footprint. However, whilst many of these initiatives might look like solutions on the face of it, the full environmental journey and impact need to be evaluated, to assess if there really is any sustainability advantage.

There are undoubtedly significant practical and cost implications for waste organisations and businesses alike, as they adapt to required changes. With an overview of waste sector activity, The WasteVyne is well positioned to work with both parties. Contact us for an informal discussion on how our commercial expertise can help your organisation.   

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