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

€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

WEEE

2017 WEEE collection target missed

2017 WEEE collection target missed Statistics published by Defra have suggested that the 2017 collection target for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has been missed, with compliance schemes expecting a ‘seven figures’ compliance fee. However, some producer compliance schemes … Read More

EU environmental legislation

Manufacturers want to keep EU environmental legislation post-Brexit

Manufacturers want to keep EU environmental legislation post-Brexit Manufacturers want to see EU environmental legislation transposed to a post-Brexit Britain, but also recognise an opportunity to cut ‘red tape’ and explore a simpler, more UK-specific approach to green policy. The … Read More

Landmarc

GPT Waste partners with Landmarc to manage waste streams

We are pleased to announce a long-term partnership with Landmarc Support Services on a Nationwide Defence Infrastructure Organisation contract GPT Waste has been appointed by Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) in a long-term contract to manage waste streams arising from around … Read More

Defra minister bids to end ‘madness’ around recycling regimes

Defra minister bids to end ‘madness’ around recycling regimes

Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) minister, Rory Stewart, is looking to pursue his vision to move England’s local authorities towards a set of more ‘consistent’ policies in waste and recycling collections. Stewart spoke at a fringe session … Read More

eu commision

Possible challenges from the EC’s consultation on the functioning of waste markets in the EU

Hot on the heels of its consultation on the circular economy (which closes on 20 August 2015), the European Commission has issued a related consultation on the functioning of waste markets in the EU. This second consultation closes on September … Read More

Recovery, Recycling and Revenues

Earlier this year, the UK’s Local Government Association (LGA) revealed that almost 615,000 tonnes of material is disposed of in England, even though it can be reused. It was calculated that by reusing this household waste, British tax payers could … Read More