2020 Waste Targets

Will the UK meet 2020 Waste Targets?

The UK’s 2020 waste targets will soon be obsolete, recycling rates have plummeted to around 44%, despite the target set at 50% by the year 2020 and 22 million tons of waste being sent to landfill and not recycled every … Read More

Recycling boxes to be banned

Box type recycling to be banned on safety grounds

Recycling boxes to be banned – Councils are being called on to stop ‘box type’ recycling/rubbish collections due to health and safety concerns, according to new research. A study by the University of Greenwich and published by the Institution of … Read More

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

new waste recycling strategy

Government’s new waste recycling strategy to cost retail sector £1 billion

New waste recycling strategy: Ministers are expected to publish a new waste strategy this month which will see supermarkets, retailers and major drinks brands paying tens of millions of pounds more towards recycling their used packaging. New waste recycling strategy: … Read More

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

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

SMEs call for financial help to reduce plastics use

SMEs call for financial help to reduce plastics use Small and medium sized companies want reducing their use of plastic but lack of enough financial incentives to help them change. That finding comes from research by Close Brothers Asset Finance, … Read More

plastic bag

May to double and extend bag charge

Prime minister Theresa May is to extend the 5p plastic bag charge to all retailers and double it to 10p. These changes are subject to a consultation later this year. Defra said the 5p charge levied on bags provided by … Read More

UK waste

Details emerge of waste ‘illegally displaced’ to Poland

Details emerge of UK waste ‘illegally displaced’ to Poland Polish authorities have started the procedure of returning around 1,000 tonnes of “illegally displaced waste” to the UK. The news follows the discovery of the waste by officers from the Tax … Read More

battery recycling

Concern as UK continues to struggle on battery recycling target

Concern as UK continues to struggle on battery recycling target The UK has failed to make progress in meeting battery recycling targets, with lead acid batteries continuing to make up a ‘disproportionate’ share of batteries collected for recycling, G&P Batteries … Read More