WEEE

Concerns raised over WEEE scheme for HWRCs

Concerns raised over WEEE scheme for HWRCs Strong concerns over the system set up to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected from civic amenity sites and HWRCs, have been raised by several businesses within the WEEE sector. … Read More

Plastic packaging

Plastic packaging ‘may worsen food waste’

Plastic packaging ‘may worsen food waste’ The increased use of plastic food packaging is failing to reduce Europe’s growing food waste problem, and may even be inadvertently fuelling it, campaign group Friends of the Earth (FoE) has claimed. Its study, … Read More

council waste

ESA backs outsourcing as half of council waste contracts up for grabs

ESA backs outsourcing as half of council waste contracts up for grabs The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has called on councils to tender waste management contracts competitively rather than use in-house options, as research reveals that nearly 50% of contracts … 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

environment agency

New Environment Agency crime powers come into force

New Environment Agency crime powers come into force New powers to tackle waste crime, including allowing the Environment Agency to lock illegal waste sites and force rogue traders to clean up all waste, came into force on the 29th of … Read More

WEEE

More than 60% of WEEE schemes back £3.50 fee

More than 60% of WEEE schemes back £3.50 fee Defra has officially confirmed that a £3.50 per tonne ‘flat-rate’ compliance fee will be set for 2018, after a consultation showed that 19 of the 30 responding compliance schemes backed the … Read More

environment agency

EA unveils new charging regime

EA unveils new charging regime The Environment Agency has published a new charging scheme for regulatory permits and services which it claims will ensure businesses cover the costs of services rather than the public. And, the new costs will look … Read More

Spring statement and plastics

Spring statement and plastics: Industry Views

Spring statement and plastics: Industry Views The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has confirmed plans to consider taxing packaging in a bid to tackle plastic waste. Here are a number of comments from the industry. ESA’s executive director Jacob … Read More

GPT Waste win total waste solution contract through Procure Plus

GPT Waste win total waste solution contract through Procure Plus GPT Waste Management, the largest independent provider of waste management solutions across the UK, are pleased to announce that they have successfully  won a  tender through the Procure Plus Waste … Read More

Defra and WRAP launch £500,000 Food Waste Reduction Fund

Defra and WRAP launch £500,000 Food Waste Reduction Fund Defra has given a clear indication that it may not be able to publish its resources and waste strategy until the second half of the year. Environment minister Thérèse Coffey has … Read More