packaging waste

Industry anticipates packaging measures in Budget

Industry anticipates packaging measures in Budget Chancellor Philip Hammond has been urged to lower VAT on recycled content in plastic, after indicating he is considering a tax on single-use plastic packaging. Hammond is widely expected to launch a consultation on … Read More

waste regulatory body

Gove unveils plans for new regulatory body

Gove unveils plans for new regulatory body With the Brexit Bill back in Parliament this week, environment secretary of state Michael Gove, has announced plans for a new regulatory body which would have more powers than the Environment Agency. Appearing … Read More

WEEE

Data security concerns ‘hampering’ WEEE recycling

Data security concerns ‘hampering’ WEEE recycling Concerns over data security are preventing some consumers from recycling their broken and unused electrical products, according to a survey by the WEEE producer compliance scheme Repic. The survey, conducted in September 2017, asked … Read More

Construction Waste Management Solutions from GPT

Construction Waste Management Solutions from GPT

Construction Waste Management Solutions from GPT GPT Waste has carried out numerous successful waste services for the construction industry over the years. From leisure and retail premises, commercial building construction, roads and a variety of other construction projects in the … Read More

Resource efficiency

Resource efficiency drives manufacturing growth

Resource efficiency drives manufacturing growth Improvement in the performance of manufacturing in the UK economy depends on a greater emphasis on resource efficiency, according to the Green Alliance. The cross-party thinktank has produced a report, Lean and clean: building manufacturing … Read More

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UK hits 500,000 tonnage recycling milestone

UK hits 500,000 tonnage recycling milestone The UK has for the first time collected half a million tonnes of plastics packaging from households in a single year. The 512,475 tonnes total for 2016 was made up of over 340,000 tonnes of … Read More

RDF

RDF industry group launches code of practice

RDF industry group launches code of practice A group of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) operators have published a set of export guidelines to help tackle illegal waste storage, environmental nuisance, fires and illegal export. The RDF Industry Group – which has … Read More

Facilities management waste services

GPT Waste – your FM Waste Management Solution

GPT Waste – your FM Waste Management Solution Facilities management encompasses multi-disciplinary activities within the built environment and the management of their impact upon people and the workplace. Effective facilities management, combining resources and activities, is vital to the success … Read More

Government waste strategy to ‘make the UK a world leader’

Government waste strategy to ‘make the UK a world leader’

Government waste strategy to ‘make the UK a world leader’ The industry has hailed a series of waste and resources policies launched by the Government, including a ban on food waste to landfill by 2030, as ‘potential game changers’. The … Read More

plastic recycling

Defra Launches Call for Evidence on Bottle Deposits to Increase Plastic Recycling

Defra Launches Call for Evidence on Bottle Deposits to Increase Plastic Recycling The UK government’s Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs has today invited views on how reward and return schemes for drinks containers could work in England by … Read More