plastic recycling

European Commission plans ban on some single-use plastics

European Commission plans ban on some single-use plastics The European Commission has proposed new rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas. Single-use plastic products such as cotton buds, plates, straws and … Read More

recycling in London

Mayor warns London boroughs to recycle weekly

Mayor warns London boroughs to recycle weekly London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he hopes to use persuasion to ensure that all 32 boroughs offer weekly collections of dry recyclables and food waste but indicated he could use force. Taking … Read More

DEFRA

Defra to tackle non-compliant online WEEE traders

Defra to tackle non-compliant online WEEE traders Defra is to call online trading platforms to a meeting to work out how to secure better compliance with waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) rules from them. It followed concerns raised last … Read More

WEEE

Q1 WEEE Data shows a year on year drop in tonnages

Q1 WEEE Data shows a year on year drop in tonnages On 1st June the Environment Agency published Q1 2018 UK data that shows a drop in the collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) against Q1 2017. Collections … Read More

ESA recycling

ESA: more funding needed for UK to meet EU targets

ESA: more funding needed for UK to meet EU targets The UK will fail to meet EU-based recycling targets unless the Government takes steps to strengthen end markets for all materials collected, the Environmental Services Association (ESA) has warned. It … Read More

Governments should ‘act urgently’ to boost recycling market

Governments should ‘act urgently’ to boost recycling market The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has called on countries across the world to implement taxes on single-use plastics, invest in waste collection infrastructure and stimulate markets for recycled material. … Read More

Quality and Environmental management systems

GPT announce successful transition to the BS EN ISO 9001 and BS EN ISO 14001 2015 standards

GPT announce successful transition to the BS EN ISO 9001 and BS EN ISO 14001 2015 standards GPT Waste Management Ltd is proud to announce the successful transition of their Quality and Environmental management systems to the BS EN ISO … Read More

GPT Waste would like to thank John Clifton for 11 years of service and support

GPT Waste would like to thank John Clifton for 11 years of service and support Following 11 years of loyal and committed service to GPT, John Clifton has decided to retire from his role in Compliance Administration. GPT Waste would … Read More

circular economy

Circular economy vow by plastic bottles industry

Circular economy vow by plastic bottles industry European bottled water producers have said they will move towards the circular economy by 2025 by helping to ensure more bottles are recycled. The European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) said it intended … Read More

landfill tax

HMRC: illegal sites face retrospective action on landfill tax

Legal experts have warned that the waste sector may be caught unawares over new landfill tax rules that can be applied retrospectively to illegal sites. Legislative measures to apply landfill tax on waste at illegal sites came into force on … Read More