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

Construction Waste Management Solutions from GPT

Construction Waste Management Solutions from GPT

Construction Waste Management Solutions from GPT GPT Waste has carried out numerous successful waste services for the construction industry over the years. From leisure and retail premises, commercial building construction, roads and a variety of other construction projects in the … Read More

Government waste strategy to ‘make the UK a world leader’

Government waste strategy to ‘make the UK a world leader’

Government waste strategy to ‘make the UK a world leader’ The industry has hailed a series of waste and resources policies launched by the Government, including a ban on food waste to landfill by 2030, as ‘potential game changers’. The … 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

energy from waste

Energy production from waste increases

Energy production from waste increases Energy production of bioenergy and waste was 3% higher in the second quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter in 2016. The figures are included in latest quarterly release of sector trends by the … Read More

refuse derived fuel

RDF exports rise more slowly

RDF exports rise more slowly Exports of refuse derived fuel (RDF) from England have risen more slowly in the first six months of 2017 when compared to previous years, according to the latest official figures The figures, within Environment Agency … 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

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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

landfill

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