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London Assembly Launches Investigation into Waste Management

London Assembly Launches Investigation into Waste Management The London Assembly’s Environment Committee has launched an investigation into London’s waste generation, handling and disposal, with an aim of reducing waste and promoting the city’s move towards a circular economy. London generates … Read More

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Government needs greater accountability over resources

Government needs greater accountability over resources The UK should establish bodies to oversee Government policy to boost resource efficiency and environmental responsibility, a major waste management conference has been told. Baroness Parminter, Liberal Democrat spokesperson in the House of Lords … Read More

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ESA: Ofgem Waste to Energy Cuts Make Mockery of Circular Economy

ESA: Ofgem Waste to Energy Cuts Make Mockery of Circular Economy The decision by the UK’s energy regulator Ofgem to reduce payments to small decentralised generators by almost 95% has been criticised by the Environmental Services Association. The decision by … 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

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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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WEEE schemes warn EU targets ‘extremely challenging’

WEEE schemes warn EU targets ‘extremely challenging’ WEEE compliance schemes have warned that EU member states may struggle to meet a target to collect 65% of electrical equipment placed on the market. A conference held by the WEEE Forum, a coalition … Read More

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Cost Savings for the Construction Industry

Cost Savings for the Construction Industry Delivered through targeting the volume of waste produced GPT Waste recently launched their latest whitepaper for the Construction Sector. The whitepaper “Cost savings for the construction industry, delivered through targeting the volume of waste … 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

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EU Environmental laws will apply post-Brexit

EU Environmental laws will apply post-Brexit Government ministers confirmed that the ‘whole body’ of existing environmental laws derived from EU legislation will be safeguarded in UK law prior to Brexit. Confirmation came in the Department for Exiting the European Union … Read More