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

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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

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Energy production from waste increases

Energy production from waste increases Energy production of bioenergy and waste was 3% higher in the second quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter in 2016. The figures are included in latest quarterly release of sector trends by the … Read More

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RDF exports rise more slowly

RDF exports rise more slowly Exports of refuse derived fuel (RDF) from England have risen more slowly in the first six months of 2017 when compared to previous years, according to the latest official figures The figures, within Environment Agency … Read More

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GPT Waste Support Procure Plus with complimentary waste removal services

GPT Waste Support Procure Plus with complimentary waste removal services We are pleased to announce that we recently teamed up with our client Procure Plus to provide a complimentary skip whilst Lark Hill Primary School in Salford underwent site improvements. … Read More

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illegal waste sites

HMRC to ‘crackdown’ on illegal waste sites

HMRC to ‘crackdown’ on illegal waste sites Let’s Recycle recently reported on the collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and how collections have fallen in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period 12 months earlier.  … Read More

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More than half of microplastics stay trapped on land and in freshwater environments

More than half of microplastics stay trapped on land and in freshwater environments More than half of microplastics remain on land and in freshwater environments, according to a new report by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). … Read More

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landfill

Landfill in England to run out in seven years

Landfill in England to run out in seven years England now has 6.8 years left of non-hazardous landfill life, based on 2016 inputs, according to the Environment Agency. Newly published data for 2016 from permitted waste management operators in England … Read More

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Environmental groups urge greater law scrutiny after Brexit

Environmental groups urge greater law scrutiny after Brexit The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and other professional bodies in the environmental sector say the Government’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill fails to allow adequate Parliamentary scrutiny of changes needed for implementing … Read More

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WEEE

WEEE collection drop puts targets in spotlight

WEEE collection drop puts targets in spotlight Let’s Recycle recently reported on the collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and how collections have fallen in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period 12 months earlier. … Read More

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