Food Waste Champion

Food Waste Champion Appointed by Gove

Food Waste Champion – A new Food Surplus and Waste Champion has been appointed by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.  Philanthropist Ben Elliot, co-founder of lifestyle business Quintessentially. has accepted the unpaid position to help drive forward the Government’s plans to … Read More

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Government consults on extended carrier bag charge

Plastic bag charge Defra – the Government is looking at plans to increase the minimum charge for retailers issuing single-use carrier bags to 10p, as well as extending the charge to cover smaller shops. At the moment, the 5p charge … Read More

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Christmas Tree Recycling

Time to tree-cycle!

Christmas Tree Recycling : Christmas is over, we have welcomed in another new year, but what now becomes of the 8 million real Christmas trees we bought in 2018? As we head towards Twelfth Night, many of us have already … Read More

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Waste Strategy

Defra launches Resources & Waste Strategy

The long-awaited Resources & Waste Strategy (RWS) will be launched tomorrow (18 December) and will contain wide ranging proposals covering measures around waste prevention, reuse and recycling. Secretary of state for the environment, Michael Gove will be questioned in Parliament … Read More

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Waste strategy will require separate food waste collections

Investment Minister Graham Stuart MP announced at the ADBA National Conference last week that the Government’s forthcoming Resources & Waste Strategy will “require separate food waste collections” to reduce emissions from landfill and produce renewable energy and natural fertiliser through … Read More

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Christmas food waste tips

It’s the most wasteful time of the year

Christmas food waste tips: Christmas is often referred to as being the most ‘wonderful’ time of the year, but it’s also the most wasteful, creating a huge rise in the amount of waste materials being produced and disposed of during … Read More

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Unwrapping the festive layers: Cardboard recycling tips.

Cardboard Recycling at Christmas: We recently blogged about the best way to recycle Christmas wrapping paper and what to avoid choosing to ensure our paper rubbish makes it back into the paper mills, but what about what lies beneath? The … Read More

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Christmas recycling tips

Christmas recycling tips: The wrapping paper scrunch test

Christmas recycling tips: The big Christmas wrapping paper debate is almost upon us!  Many of us will be going to extremes to wrap gifts to impress our loved ones, but do we really understand what can and can’t be recycled … Read More

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CIWM highlights Brexit implications on RDF exports

Brexit and RDF Exports : The CIWM has commissioned a report that warns of the possible implications of Brexit for the refuse derived fuel (RDF) sector and examines uncertainties around the future of the industry. Brexit and RDF Exports : … Read More

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Policy interventions to deliver increased use of post-consumer recycled materials in UK

Post-consumer recycled materials: A new report published by Eunomia Research and Consulting (November 20th) outlines policy measures to help deliver increased use of post-consumer recycled materials (PCR) in the UK economy. Post-consumer recycled materials – The report entitled ‘Demand Recycled: … Read More

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