recycling

UK exceeds 2015 end of life vehicle recycling target

UK exceeds 2015 end of life vehicle recycling target The UK has seen a jump of more than 6% in its End of Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling and recovery performance, meaning that it has met the 95% target set by … Read More

environmental consulting

UK environmental consulting market still solid despite Brexit

UK environmental consulting market still solid despite Brexit The UK’s environmental consulting (EC) market hit a record value of £1.65bn in 2016, according to market research firm Environment Analyst. Growth of 6.3% was fuelled by strong demand across major client … Read More

plastic strategy

EU adopts plastics strategy

EU adopts plastics strategy The first ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics has been adopted  as part of what the EU describe as a “transition towards a more circular economy.” Under the new plans, all plastic packaging on the EU market … Read More

circular economy

CIWM backs new crime powers for regulators

CIWM backs new crime powers for regulators Responding to Defra’s waste crime consultation, CIWM said the new powers and measures it proposes will be “critical in fighting the growing tide of waste crime”. CIWM chief executive Dr Colin Church said: … Read More

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GPT Supports Toy Appeal on Behalf of Alder Hey Children’s Charity

GPT Supports Toy Appeal on Behalf of Alder Hey Children’s Charity In 2017, GPT Waste Management were proud to support a young man with a very special mission at Christmas – his name is Kenzie and he is from St … Read More

plastic

Gove urged to be ‘bold and radical’ over plastic waste

Gove urged to be ‘bold and radical’ over plastic waste The Resource Association is calling for “bold and radical” leadership from the Government to stimulate secondary markets for plastic waste in the UK. The association says the crackdown by China … Read More

WEEE

WEEE processors seek ‘challenging’ 2018 targets

WEEE processors seek ‘challenging’ 2018 targets Amidst concerns that the UK could miss recycling targets for waste electrical equipment this year, operators of treatment plants have warned that the way regulators classify WEEE is a factor behind any shortfall. The … Read More

EU waste

Agreement over Waste Framework Directive revisions

Agreement over Waste Framework Directive revisions An agreement on the Waste Framework Directive revisions with new recycling targets has been reached between the European Council and the European Parliament. The breakthrough was achieved at extended meetings which finished in the … Read More

recycling

England recycling rate up – East Riding tops table

England recycling rate up – East Riding tops table England’s recycling rate, including composting, returned to growth in the financial year 2016/17 with a rise to 45.1% compared to 44.4% the previous financial year. [Note: the 44.4% figure has been … Read More

landfill diversion

GPT Waste confirm 95% landfill diversion rate

GPT Waste confirm 95% landfill diversion rate We are pleased to announce that a recent internal report showcases a major increase in their diversion from landfill percentage. GPT Waste ensures that providing sustainable waste services to their clients remains the … Read More