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

waste regulatory body

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

illegal waste sites

HMRC to ‘crackdown’ on illegal waste sites

HMRC to ‘crackdown’ on illegal waste sites Let’s Recycle recently reported on the collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and how collections have fallen in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period 12 months earlier.  … Read More

waste after brexit

Environmental groups urge greater law scrutiny after Brexit

Environmental groups urge greater law scrutiny after Brexit The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and other professional bodies in the environmental sector say the Government’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill fails to allow adequate Parliamentary scrutiny of changes needed for implementing … Read More

recycling

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

leisure waste

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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Risk of waste crime due to lack of understanding of key legislation

 Rural businesses are putting themselves at risk of waste crime due to fundamental lack of understanding of key legislation New national research commissioned by ‘right Waste, right Place’ shows that almost a third of agriculture businesses claim to have had … Read More

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ESA accuses Eunomia report of “flawed” findings

ESA accuses Eunomia report of “flawed” findings ESA executive director Jacob Hayler has slammed a Eunomia report on residual waste for its flawed findings. The 12th Eunomia Residual Waste Infrastructure Review found that the UK’s supply of treatment capacity will … Read More