Waste

Food surplus & waste in primary production costs UK more than £1 billion

WRAP sheds light on food surplus and waste on farm and says more work is urgently needed in this critical area of the food chain. New insights into the scale of surplus and food waste* on UK farms will help … Read More

circular economy

Waste Industry & Government can make the circular economy a reality in the UK

The Environmental Services Association’s Jacob Hayler calls for long-term policy and regulatory clarity following recent government consultations on recycling, plastics packaging and producer responsibility. The Government’s recent consultations on producer responsibility for packaging, consistent recycling collections, a plastics packaging tax, … Read More

Waste

Sri Lanka demands UK takes back waste

The Environment Agency (EA) is awaiting a formal request from Sri Lankan authorities to remove thousands of tonnes of waste they say has been illegally exported from the UK. According to the south Asian news website News 18, nearly 3,000 … Read More

WEEE

Huge cost increases in WEEE recycling due to regs shake-up

Huge cost increases in WEEE recycling due to regs shake-up According to a recent article published on MRW, a shake-up of WEEE regulations is happening behind the scenes that will result in many more items being categorised as hazardous and … Read More

Waste

EfW to power Viridor plastics recycling

Viridor’s parent company is claiming an industry first after revealing plans to power its latest plastics recycling plant with non-recyclable waste. Pennon Group plans to use energy produced at its £252m energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in Avonmouth, near Bristol, to power … Read More

Waste

Malaysia to return 3,000 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste

Malaysia is to return 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste to its countries of origin, after receiving large amounts of material following China’s effective ban on waste imports. Reuters has reported that, since then, dozens of recycling factories have opened, often … Read More

Third World Waste Problem

The Thirds World Waste Problem – GPT Waste Blog Series

Part 1: Developing countries used as dumping grounds for our waste, what are they supposed to do with it? The problems of waste management are different for the developing world, with their economies being less robust they don’t have any … Read More

GPT office

Continued success for the GPT Waste team

Continued success for the GPT Waste team We are pleased to announce another year of growth following further contract wins. GPT Waste ensures that providing sustainable waste services to their clients remains the focal point of their business, therefore they … Read More

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Waste industry offers to invest £10bn in recycling infrastructure

Waste industry offers to invest £10bn in recycling infrastructure In a recent article published on Environment Journal reported that the UK’s major waste management companies have written to the government saying they are ready to invest £10bn in the UK’s … Read More

Waste

International agreement to restrict plastic waste exports

International agreement to restrict plastic waste exports According to latest news, 186 countries have agreed to put restrictions on the export of plastic waste, after an amendment to the global framework governing the movement of hazardous chemicals and waste was … Read More