waste strategy

Resources & waste strategy ‘second half of the year’

Resources & waste strategy ‘second half of the year’ 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. Resource minister Therese Coffey discussed … Read More

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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

environmental consulting

UK environmental consulting market still solid despite Brexit

UK environmental consulting market still solid despite Brexit The UK’s environmental consulting (EC) market hit a record value of £1.65bn in 2016, according to market research firm Environment Analyst. Growth of 6.3% was fuelled by strong demand across major client … Read More

plastic

Gove urged to be ‘bold and radical’ over plastic waste

Gove urged to be ‘bold and radical’ over plastic waste The Resource Association is calling for “bold and radical” leadership from the Government to stimulate secondary markets for plastic waste in the UK. The association says the crackdown by China … 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

recycling

England recycling rate up – East Riding tops table

England recycling rate up – East Riding tops table England’s recycling rate, including composting, returned to growth in the financial year 2016/17 with a rise to 45.1% compared to 44.4% the previous financial year. [Note: the 44.4% figure has been … 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

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Further decline in tonnage going to English MRFs

  Further decline in tonnage going to English MRFs The latest data from the MRF reporting scheme shows the input tonnage in England has fallen for two quarters in a row, the first time this has happened since records began. … Read More