Sustainable Action Clothing Plan

UK fashion retailers urged to join Sustainable Action Clothing Plan.

Sustainable Action Clothing Plan. MPs have urged major retailers to sign up to a WRAP-run commitment – the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), in an effort to slash the landfilling of waste in the fashion industry, however, eight major retailers … Read More

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2020 Waste Targets

Will the UK meet 2020 Waste Targets?

The UK’s 2020 waste targets will soon be obsolete, recycling rates have plummeted to around 44%, despite the target set at 50% by the year 2020 and 22 million tons of waste being sent to landfill and not recycled every … Read More

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No deal Brexit waste concerns

No deal Brexit prompts waste concerns

No deal Brexit waste concerns  – A no-deal Brexit could result in significant disruption to waste exports, livestock exportation and manure stores. There have been heightening concerns from officials who are preparing for possible incidents of pollution caused by “leaking … Read More

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Recycling boxes to be banned

Box type recycling to be banned on safety grounds

Recycling boxes to be banned – Councils are being called on to stop ‘box type’ recycling/rubbish collections due to health and safety concerns, according to new research. A study by the University of Greenwich and published by the Institution of … Read More

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Alliance to End Plastic Waste

New global alliance pledge to help end plastic waste

Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), a not-for-profit organisation, was launched last week comprising of businesses who produce consumer goods and plastic, as well as waste management and recycling companies. More than 25 companies have signed up, including household names … Read More

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Clinical Waste

Clinical waste void must be filled

Clinical Waste 2019 – In December 2018, Scottish-based medical waste disposal company Health Environment Services (HES) was forced to cease trading following the scandal over stockpiled clinical waste. This included human body parts, across dozens of NHS trusts.  Despite putting … Read More

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bottle deposit scheme

Bottle deposit scheme is praised by consumers

Bottle deposit scheme – Consumers at leading frozen food chain, Iceland, have received the equivalent of more than £30,000 for recycling plastic bottles in the first retailers to trial “reverse vending machines” to reduce littering and increase recycling of single-use … Read More

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PRN compliance inspections

EA to double PRN compliance inspections

PRN Compliance Inspections : The Environment Agency (EA) is set to increase the focus on the monitoring of sites issuing Packaging Waste Recovery Notes (PRNs) during 2019. The move comes in response to criticism levelled at the Agency and at … Read More

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Food Waste Champion

Food Waste Champion Appointed by Gove

Food Waste Champion – A new Food Surplus and Waste Champion has been appointed by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.  Philanthropist Ben Elliot, co-founder of lifestyle business Quintessentially. has accepted the unpaid position to help drive forward the Government’s plans to … Read More

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Plastic bag charge defra

Government consults on extended carrier bag charge

Plastic bag charge Defra – the Government is looking at plans to increase the minimum charge for retailers issuing single-use carrier bags to 10p, as well as extending the charge to cover smaller shops. At the moment, the 5p charge … Read More

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