plastic incineration

Report claims plastics incineration causes harm totalling £25bn

UK incinerators will cause nearly £25bn of environmental harm over the next 30 years by burning plastics, a report from environmental campaigners has claimed. Anti-incinerator group United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) said it looked at the output of the … Read More

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waste

Waste not want not: the changing face of the UK waste sector

Waste not want not: the changing face of the UK waste sector In a recent report of the PWC website, they look at the constantly changing waste sector in the UK and the factors affecting it. Due to the insightful … Read More

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WRAP

WRAP’s vision for the UK circular economy to 2020

WRAP’s vision for the UK circular economy to 2020 The adoption of a circular economy offers considerable economic benefits; Defra calculates that UK businesses could benefit by up to £23 billion per year through low cost or no cost improvements … Read More

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environment agency

UK has sufficient incineration capacity, Environment Agency says

UK has sufficient incineration capacity, Environment Agency says The Environment Agency (EA) has said there is sufficient incineration capacity in the UK, despite calls for more infrastructure to be built. The remarks were made following news that clinical waste had … Read More

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WRAP

WRAP sees income fall after ‘challenging’ year

WRAP sees income fall after ‘challenging’ year Resources charity WRAP saw its overall income fall in the last financial year, but the charity continues to operate within budget despite government cuts leading to job losses early this year.  According to … Read More

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food waste

Gove signals action on food waste

Gove signals action on food waste Environment secretary Michael Gove has announced a £15m pilot scheme to divert commercial and retail food which would otherwise be wasted to people judged in most need. He told this week’s Conservative Party conference … Read More

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€10bn needed for European plastics recycling

€10bn needed for European plastics recycling Creating a market for recycled plastics across the EU will be essential if reprocesses are to invest the €10bn (£8.9bn) needed to boost collection, sorting and recycling capacity, a European waste body has warned. … Read More

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GPT continues support for the Stop Hunger Charity

GPT continues support for the Stop Hunger Charity Over the years GPT Waste Management has continuously shown their support for many charities, the team at GPT Waste are pleased to announce that the Stop Hunger initiative is one of these … Read More

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European Parliament passes plastics strategy

European Parliament passes plastics strategy A “positive” vote by the European Parliament last week on an EU strategy for plastics, has been broadly welcomed by the waste management sector. Pan-European waste body, FEAD, whose members are national waste management associations … Read More

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waste strategy

Coffey reveals details on resources and waste strategy

Coffey reveals details on resources and waste strategy Defra’s resources and waste strategy, which is in its final stages, will include “significant” reform of packaging regulations in order to boost the market for a wide range of secondary materials. Speaking … Read More

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