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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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waste collections

Separate council collections ‘needed to achieve new EU targets’

Separate council collections ‘needed to achieve new EU targets’ Better infrastructure and a uniform approach to separated household collections are among measures needed if the UK is to meet the latest recycling targets endorsed by the European Parliament. The message … Read More

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plastics pact

Businesses back WRAP’s plastics pact

Businesses back WRAP’s plastics pact More than 40 businesses have signed up to WRAP’s UK Plastics Pact, which seeks to cut drastically the amount of plastic waste in the environment. Its targets to 2025 are: Eliminate problematic or unnecessary single-use … Read More

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WEEE

Concerns raised over WEEE scheme for HWRCs

Concerns raised over WEEE scheme for HWRCs Strong concerns over the system set up to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected from civic amenity sites and HWRCs, have been raised by several businesses within the WEEE sector. … Read More

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