waste

Waste not want not: the changing face of the UK waste sector

Waste not want not: the changing face of the UK waste sector In a recent report of the PWC website, they look at the constantly changing waste sector in the UK and the factors affecting it. Due to the insightful … Read More

WRAP

WRAP’s vision for the UK circular economy to 2020

WRAP’s vision for the UK circular economy to 2020 The adoption of a circular economy offers considerable economic benefits; Defra calculates that UK businesses could benefit by up to £23 billion per year through low cost or no cost improvements … Read More

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

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

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

Industry call for tougher controls on carriers, brokers and dealers

Industry call for tougher controls on carriers, brokers and dealers Waste operators should be able to demonstrate competence, responsibility and transparency as part of tougher controls to combat waste crime, according to a cross-sector group of experts. The group includes … Read More

recycling

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

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