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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

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Recycling definition in spotlight in EU waste negotiations

Recycling definition in spotlight in EU waste negotiations Negotiations on the EU’s circular economy package next week are to focus on recycling targets and the way they are worked out. The talks come as government ministers, with UK input, are … Read More

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Smarter Waste Management in the Construction Sector

Smarter Construction Waste Management in the Construction Sector The construction industry continues to be one of the most significant producers of waste across all commercial sectors and with pressures on budgets and enhanced deadlines, waste management plans are fast becoming … Read More

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Plastics sector sets out recycling strategy

Plastics sector sets out recycling strategy A strategy to boost plastic recycling and keep more secondary material in the UK has been launched by the British Plastics Federation (BPF). The call to arms has four key elements (more detail below): … Read More