WRAP

WRAP sees income fall after ‘challenging’ year

WRAP sees income fall after ‘challenging’ year Resources charity WRAP saw its overall income fall in the last financial year, but the charity continues to operate within budget despite government cuts leading to job losses early this year.  According to … Read More

food waste

Gove signals action on food waste

Gove signals action on food waste Environment secretary Michael Gove has announced a £15m pilot scheme to divert commercial and retail food which would otherwise be wasted to people judged in most need. He told this week’s Conservative Party conference … 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

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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

European waste bodies back recycled content push

European waste bodies back recycled content push Two bodies representing the EU waste management and recycling industries have backed European Parliament proposals to include at least 25% recycled plastics in new drinks containers by 2025. In a joint statement, FEAD, … Read More

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Plastics recycling capacity ‘must double’

Plastics recycling capacity ‘must double’ The European plastics recycling industry must double in capacity by 2030 to meet targets. That warning has come from consultancy AMI, which said achieving this would be helped by a desire among companies to be … Read More

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Northern Ireland recycling rate rises

Northern Ireland recycling rate rises Northern Ireland’s municipal waste recycling rate has risen by 3.9 to 43.6% in the first three months of 2018. The nations’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs published its municipal waste management statistics for … Read More

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WRAP finds ‘local’ flats recycling approach can help

WRAP finds ‘local’ flats recycling approach can help WRAP has published a report looking to “identify and test measures” to help local authorities improve recycling, particularly on flatted properties within UK cities and urban areas. Some of the findings of … Read More

Defra defends recycling in face of EfW criticism

Defra defends recycling in face of EfW criticism With energy from waste facing criticism this week in claims that it is slowing recycling and that new plants are not needed, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has stepped … Read More

Gate fees ‘fall for landfill sites’ in 2017

Gate fees ‘fall for landfill sites’ in 2017 Gate fees for landfill sites, excluding tax, have fallen slightly from 2016 but local authorities and waste contractors expect to see increases soon as available capacity reduces. That was the verdict from … Read More