WEEE

WEEE processors seek ‘challenging’ 2018 targets

WEEE processors seek ‘challenging’ 2018 targets Amidst concerns that the UK could miss recycling targets for waste electrical equipment this year, operators of treatment plants have warned that the way regulators classify WEEE is a factor behind any shortfall. The … Read More

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EU waste

Agreement over Waste Framework Directive revisions

Agreement over Waste Framework Directive revisions An agreement on the Waste Framework Directive revisions with new recycling targets has been reached between the European Council and the European Parliament. The breakthrough was achieved at extended meetings which finished in the … Read More

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environment agency

Environment Agency consults on permitting charges

Environment Agency consults on permitting charges The Environment Agency is consulting on changes to the way it issues permits, with a plan to levy charges on sites which require more regulatory effort. As part of the changes – which would … Read More

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Energy from waste

Energy from waste catching recycling rate

Energy from waste catching recycling rate England’s recycling rate is starting to be closed on by the amount of waste material sent for recovery via energy from waste plants, with a gap of just 6.5% between the two figures. According … Read More

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England recycling rate up – East Riding tops table

England recycling rate up – East Riding tops table England’s recycling rate, including composting, returned to growth in the financial year 2016/17 with a rise to 45.1% compared to 44.4% the previous financial year. [Note: the 44.4% figure has been … Read More

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industrial strategy

Waste sector responds positively to Industrial Strategy

Waste sector responds positively to Industrial Strategy The waste and recycling sector has responded positively to the Government’s Industrial Strategy. The strategy includes not only a commitment to move towards a circular strategy but also the pledge to raise “the … Read More

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landfill diversion

GPT Waste confirm 95% landfill diversion rate

GPT Waste confirm 95% landfill diversion rate We are pleased to announce that a recent internal report showcases a major increase in their diversion from landfill percentage. GPT Waste ensures that providing sustainable waste services to their clients remains the … Read More

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Further decline in tonnage going to English MRFs

  Further decline in tonnage going to English MRFs The latest data from the MRF reporting scheme shows the input tonnage in England has fallen for two quarters in a row, the first time this has happened since records began. … Read More

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packaging waste

Industry anticipates packaging measures in Budget

Industry anticipates packaging measures in Budget Chancellor Philip Hammond has been urged to lower VAT on recycled content in plastic, after indicating he is considering a tax on single-use plastic packaging. Hammond is widely expected to launch a consultation on … Read More

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waste regulatory body

Gove unveils plans for new regulatory body

Gove unveils plans for new regulatory body With the Brexit Bill back in Parliament this week, environment secretary of state Michael Gove, has announced plans for a new regulatory body which would have more powers than the Environment Agency. Appearing … Read More

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