Welcome to the July/August issue.

Alongside our usual news section, the feature articles this month are themed on Waste. The contributors to this issue are all striving in their own ways to discard the notion of ‘waste’ and the associated throwaway behaviours, and instead move to a wholesale shift in mindset that seeks ‘value’. Keeping ‘resources in use at as high a value for as long as possible’ is a key tenet of the circular economy, notes IOM3 CEO Colin Church FIMMM. ‘Recycling is one part of this, but other approaches such as reuse or repair are also important, especially where they require less energy input to achieve.’ We hope you enjoy this issue.