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

work safety

Conference puts spotlight on health & safety in waste

Conference puts spotlight on health & safety in waste Health and safety continues to be a key concern in the waste and recycling sector, with data published this year suggesting that waste workers are among those at the highest risk … Read More

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