Spring statement and plastics

Spring statement and plastics: Industry Views

Spring statement and plastics: Industry Views The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has confirmed plans to consider taxing packaging in a bid to tackle plastic waste. Here are a number of comments from the industry. ESA’s executive director Jacob … Read More

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Call for evidence on plastic tax announced

Call for evidence on plastic tax announced Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed that he is considering a tax on packaging in a bid to tackle plastic waste. The move was announced during his spring statement, during which he also said … Read More

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Achieving a circular economy: New business guide launched by edie

Achieving a circular economy: New business guide launched by edie Organisations looking to accelerate the transition to a circular economy now have access to a comprehensive ‘edie explains’ guide which breaks down everything there is to know about achieving a … Read More

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GPT Waste are committed to supporting the Right Waste Right Place Campaign

GPT Waste are committed to supporting the Right Waste Right Place Campaign The Right Waste Right Place campaign has been created to offer you practical advice with meeting your ‘Duty of Care’ obligations under Section 34 of the Environment Protection … Read More

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Industry experts endorse separate food waste collections

Industry experts endorse separate food waste collections Organics programme manager at WRAP, Mike Falconer Hall, has endorsed the case for separate food waste collections at the National Food Waste Conference in London. Addressing delegates at the conference, which included local … Read More

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2017 WEEE collection target missed

2017 WEEE collection target missed Statistics published by Defra have suggested that the 2017 collection target for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has been missed, with compliance schemes expecting a ‘seven figures’ compliance fee. However, some producer compliance schemes … Read More

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GPT Waste win total waste solution contract through Procure Plus

GPT Waste win total waste solution contract through Procure Plus GPT Waste Management, the largest independent provider of waste management solutions across the UK, are pleased to announce that they have successfully  won a  tender through the Procure Plus Waste … Read More

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Defra reports 45.2% recycling rate for 2016

Defra reports 45.2% recycling rate for 2016 The latest Defra statistics have revealed that the UK recycling rate for Waste from Households rose by 0.6% to 45.2% in 2016. The statistics showed that Wales was again the best performer in … Read More

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London Assembly rebuked over EfW report

London Assembly rebuked over EfW report The London Assembly has called for a reversal of the trend in the capital for councils to send waste materials for incineration – but it has been censured by the Environmental Services Association (ESA) … Read More

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Energy from waste report leaves the ESA ‘perplexed’

Energy from waste report leaves the ESA ‘perplexed’ The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has been left “incredibly disappointed” by the London-focused report accusing it of criticising energy from waste, “without offering any solutions”. Jacob Hayler, ESA’s executive director, described the … Read More

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