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

recycling

Businesses and politicians urge tax boost for recycling

An influential body of businesses and politicians has urged ministers to use tax measures to boost recycling. The Aldersgate Group said VAT and environmental levies could be critical tools in improving resource efficiency. Its report No Time to Waste sets … 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

recycling in London

Mayor warns London boroughs to recycle weekly

Mayor warns London boroughs to recycle weekly London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he hopes to use persuasion to ensure that all 32 boroughs offer weekly collections of dry recyclables and food waste but indicated he could use force. Taking … Read More

DEFRA

Defra to tackle non-compliant online WEEE traders

Defra to tackle non-compliant online WEEE traders Defra is to call online trading platforms to a meeting to work out how to secure better compliance with waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) rules from them. It followed concerns raised last … Read More

WEEE

Q1 WEEE Data shows a year on year drop in tonnages

Q1 WEEE Data shows a year on year drop in tonnages On 1st June the Environment Agency published Q1 2018 UK data that shows a drop in the collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) against Q1 2017. Collections … Read More