Plastic packaging

Plastic packaging ‘may worsen food waste’

Plastic packaging ‘may worsen food waste’ The increased use of plastic food packaging is failing to reduce Europe’s growing food waste problem, and may even be inadvertently fuelling it, campaign group Friends of the Earth (FoE) has claimed. Its study, … Read More

council waste

ESA backs outsourcing as half of council waste contracts up for grabs

ESA backs outsourcing as half of council waste contracts up for grabs The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has called on councils to tender waste management contracts competitively rather than use in-house options, as research reveals that nearly 50% of contracts … Read More

waste projects

Commonwealth meeting sees £61m for waste projects

Commonwealth meeting sees £61m for waste projects Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a £61.4 million package of waste funding which will help countries across the Commonwealth stop plastic waste from entering the oceans. The announcement came as the Prime … Read More

landfill

Landfill Tax up and illegal site penalties in force

Landfill Tax up and illegal site penalties in force Landfill Tax rates increased across the UK from 1 April 2018 and the tax was extended to include disposals at unauthorised waste sites in England and Northern Ireland. Another significant change … Read More

WEEE

More than 60% of WEEE schemes back £3.50 fee

More than 60% of WEEE schemes back £3.50 fee Defra has officially confirmed that a £3.50 per tonne ‘flat-rate’ compliance fee will be set for 2018, after a consultation showed that 19 of the 30 responding compliance schemes backed the … Read More

environment agency

EA unveils new charging regime

EA unveils new charging regime The Environment Agency has published a new charging scheme for regulatory permits and services which it claims will ensure businesses cover the costs of services rather than the public. And, the new costs will look … Read More

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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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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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