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UK hits 500,000 tonnage recycling milestone

UK hits 500,000 tonnage recycling milestone The UK has for the first time collected half a million tonnes of plastics packaging from households in a single year. The 512,475 tonnes total for 2016 was made up of over 340,000 tonnes of … 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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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 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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New approach to recycling could secure £150m a year

New approach to recycling could secure £150m a year Councils could plough £150m into the economy every year if they used their recycling services to generate high-quality materials, a new report claims.  Conducted by five recycling companies in Northern Ireland, … Read More

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Effective waste management solutions for the leisure sector

Effective waste management solutions that deliver greater efficiency and cost savings to the leisure sector Leisure, tourism and hospitality provide millions of jobs and are vital elements to the UK’s economy. Attracting over 30 million overseas visitors per year, the … Read More

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Waste Industry Group publishes misclassification guide

Waste Industry Group publishes misclassification guide The Waste Industry Group has published an “easy to use” guide on common misconceptions in waste classification and how to avoid them. The group said: “Misclassification of Waste and how to avoid it” is … Read More

Recycling-linked candidates set for polling day

Recycling-linked candidates set for polling day

Recycling-linked candidates set for polling day With just days to go before the General Election, while the environment is low down on the national agenda, several candidates with links to recycling will be on the ballot papers. The current DEFRA … Read More

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GPT Waste Celebrate Continuous Growth

GPT Waste Celebrate Continuous Growth We are pleased to announce another year of growth following further contract wins. GPT Waste ensures that providing sustainable waste services to their clients remains the focal point of their business, therefore they carry out … Read More