Sustainability

Spring Statement: Building Sustainability into The Heart of Economic Model

Spring Statement: Building Sustainability into The Heart of Economic Model Chancellor Phillip Hammond in his spring statement has pledged to “build sustainability into the heart of our economic model”, and argued that “there is an economic as well as an … Read More

License

Traffic officials deny licence talks with Brighton waste services

Traffic officials deny licence talks with Brighton waste services Recent claims that Brighton and Hove City Council is working with the Traffic Commissioners office to remedy irregularities on its waste fleet operating licence have been denied. The council said in … Read More

plastic waste

Plastics firms ‘forced to take urgent action’ on waste

Plastics firms ‘forced to take urgent action’ on waste According to a recent article published by MRW, voluntary sustainability agreements and the increasing interest in ‘chemical recycling’ as part of a circular economy were major themes at Plastics Europe’s annual … Read More

EfW

UK facing EfW shortage despite waste strategy

UK facing EfW shortage despite waste strategy Recent news headlines have highlighted that the UK is likely to face an unbridgeable gap in energy-from-waste (EfW) capacity despite the Government’s objective of sharply increasing recycling set out in its resources and … Read More

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