WEEE schemes

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

Defra

UK government misses own waste reduction targets

According to a report published by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the UK government has missed its own waste reduction targets. The report namely, Greening Government Commitments, explains how “an ambitious framework of targets for reducing … Read MoreRead More

Zero Waste Europe – Moving Towards a Circular Economy

The European Commission has presented a policy package that aims to start Europe moving towards a ‘circular economy’. The circular economy centres on an economy that produces almost no waste and where products, materials, and other forms of value are … Read More

Figures Show that a Quarter of the UK’s Food is Thrown Away ‘Untouched’

The Waste Resource Action Programme says around 1m a tonnes of unopened food at a cost of £90 per household is binned in the UK. An analysis of figures has shown that as much as one-quarter of food thrown away … Read More

Creative Procurement of Waste Management – A Guide

In today’s economic climate, business owners are becoming increasingly aware of the necessity for savings and cut backs to be made within their organisations however, many are unaware that choosing creative waste management solutions can lead to significant cost savings … Read More

Food Waste Decreases by 1.1 Million Tonnes

According to the findings of a WRAP report, in the five years to 2012, food waste volumes available to the waste management industry have fallen by 1.1 million tonne. According to WRAP – the Waste & Resources Action Programme – … Read More

The Eighth European Commission Conference on the Management of Radioactive Waste

The use of nuclear power for the generation of electricity is not the only producer of radioactive waste, it is also produced by many other applications such as industrial tests and radiotherapies. Research on radioactive waste has been a significant … Read More

The Importance of Landfill Bans

Green Alliance, an influential environmental think tank working to ensure UK politicians deliver solutions to global environmental issues have recently published a document on why we need landfill bans. Whilst they are not a formal alliance they work closely with … Read More

Is All Waste Sent to Landfill Valid?

Most waste to landfill ‘cannot be justified’ according to Lord Taylor. In a recent article published by Business Green, the Environment Minister promises renewed ambition from Defra on everything from plastic bags to air pollution. Over the past couple of … Read More