NAO report on UK packaging recycling obligations

NAO report on UK packaging recycling obligations

NAO report on UK packaging recycling obligations The UK’s approach to calculating packaging recycling rates is not sufficiently robust, and government appears not to have faced up to underlying recycling issues, says a report by the National Audit Office (NAO). … Read More

PFM Award

GPT confirmed as PFM Award Finalists

GPT Waste Management Ltd is proud to announce that they are confirmed finalists for the 2018 PFM Awards. GPT Waste are excited to be confirmed finalists in the Partners in Expert Services – Public Sector category. This category is for … Read More

plastic recycling

European Commission plans ban on some single-use plastics

European Commission plans ban on some single-use plastics The European Commission has proposed new rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas. Single-use plastic products such as cotton buds, plates, straws and … Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

recycling

Government to support 65% recycling rate

Government to support 65% recycling rate The Government will vote in favour boosting recycling rates as part of a package of EU measures, resources minister Therese Coffey has confirmed. The circular economy (CE) package, which is soon to be voted … Read More