Gove Recycling Plan

Gove should halt recycling plan says food industry

Gove Recycling Plan – Food and drink industry bodies warn Brexit-related pressures could force the Government to halt a series of consultations and policy initiatives that affect recycling. Gove Recycling Plan. Secretary Michael Gove was told in a letter by … Read More

Sustainable Action Clothing Plan

UK fashion retailers urged to join Sustainable Action Clothing Plan.

Sustainable Action Clothing Plan. MPs have urged major retailers to sign up to a WRAP-run commitment – the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), in an effort to slash the landfilling of waste in the fashion industry, however, eight major retailers … 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

Christmas Tree Recycling

Time to tree-cycle!

Christmas Tree Recycling : Christmas is over, we have welcomed in another new year, but what now becomes of the 8 million real Christmas trees we bought in 2018? As we head towards Twelfth Night, many of us have already … 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

Christmas food waste tips

It’s the most wasteful time of the year

Christmas food waste tips: Christmas is often referred to as being the most ‘wonderful’ time of the year, but it’s also the most wasteful, creating a huge rise in the amount of waste materials being produced and disposed of during … Read More

Cardboard Recycling st Christmas

Unwrapping the festive layers: Cardboard recycling tips.

Cardboard Recycling at Christmas: We recently blogged about the best way to recycle Christmas wrapping paper and what to avoid choosing to ensure our paper rubbish makes it back into the paper mills, but what about what lies beneath? The … Read More

Recycling in UK

Survey says we do care about recycling in the UK

Recycling in UK : A recent survey carried out by Cardiff University shows three quarters of people want the Government to ensure products are recyclable and repairable and almost 90 per cent want all packaging to be recyclable. Recycling in … Read More

More efficient waste management can help the NHS ‘save millions’

More efficient waste management can help the NHS ‘save millions’

The GPT Waste Management White Paper shows cost savings for healthcare estates from improved waste management. Changing attitudes towards waste and waste disposal across the healthcare sector will generate millions of pounds that can be reinvested into frontline services, claims … Read More