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

recycling

Government to support 65% recycling rate

Government to support 65% recycling rate The Government will vote in favour boosting recycling rates as part of a package of EU measures, resources minister Therese Coffey has confirmed. The circular economy (CE) package, which is soon to be voted … Read More

council waste

New Environment Agency crime powers come into force

New Environment Agency crime powers come into force The Environmental Services Association (ESA) is looking to debunk the “illusion” that bringing services in-house is the best way for local authorities to deliver waste services.  The trade body, which represents private … 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

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 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

defra

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