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Defra and WRAP launch £500,000 Food Waste Reduction Fund

Defra and WRAP launch £500,000 Food Waste Reduction Fund Defra has given a clear indication that it may not be able to publish its resources and waste strategy until the second half of the year. Environment minister Thérèse Coffey has … Read More

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HMRC consults on landfill tax changes

HMRC consults on landfill tax changes HM Revenue & Customs has launched a consultation on extending landfill tax to illegal sites, which details safeguards for landowners who carry out “reasonable due diligence”. The Government said it would combine legislation on … Read More

waste

UK needs to re-evaluate its waste policy post-Brexit, says top government scientists

UK needs to re-evaluate its waste policy post-Brexit, says top government scientists The UK needs to re-evaluate its waste policy after leaving the EU, according to a new report published by two top government scientists. Written by government chief scientist … Read More

circular economy

Agreement on circular economy proposals

Agreement on circular economy proposals The UK needs to re-evaluate its waste policy after leaving the EU, according to a new report published by two top government scientists. The European Council and the European Parliament have agreed key elements of … 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

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

packaging waste

Industry anticipates packaging measures in Budget

Industry anticipates packaging measures in Budget Chancellor Philip Hammond has been urged to lower VAT on recycled content in plastic, after indicating he is considering a tax on single-use plastic packaging. Hammond is widely expected to launch a consultation on … Read More

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Gove unveils plans for new regulatory body

Gove unveils plans for new regulatory body With the Brexit Bill back in Parliament this week, environment secretary of state Michael Gove, has announced plans for a new regulatory body which would have more powers than the Environment Agency. Appearing … Read More

plastic recycling

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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GPT Waste Support Procure Plus with complimentary waste removal services

GPT Waste Support Procure Plus with complimentary waste removal services We are pleased to announce that we recently teamed up with our client Procure Plus to provide a complimentary skip whilst Lark Hill Primary School in Salford underwent site improvements. … Read More