Waste Strategy

Defra launches Resources & Waste Strategy

The long-awaited Resources & Waste Strategy (RWS) will be launched tomorrow (18 December) and will contain wide ranging proposals covering measures around waste prevention, reuse and recycling. Secretary of state for the environment, Michael Gove will be questioned in Parliament … Read More

Tony Baker

Tony Baker of GPT Waste becomes accepted as Chartered Waste Manager by The CIWM

We are pleased to announce that Tony Baker – Compliance Manager, has been accepted as a Full Member of The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) following an application process and Professional Interview held in Manchester on the 2nd July. … Read More

Rural Business will Save £100m Through DEFRA’s Regulation Cuts

80,000 pages of environmental guidance will receive significant cuts by PRIME Minister David Cameron. Among those to be snipped are 380 pages on waste management and 286 pages regarding regulations on hedgerow maintenance. In a speech to the Federation of … Read More

An End to Landfill Tax Refunds – HMRC

Landfill site operators will lose out on millions of pounds of landfill tax refunds as the HMRC takes a tougher approach towards taxation rules. The HMRC has restated that waste being used on landfill sites for roads, capping and liners … Read More

DEFRA’s Waste Prevention Consultation Receives Criticism

Defra has faced criticism with regard to the manner in which the department consulted on its recently-launched Waste Prevention Programme for England Karen Lepper – deputy director of waste strategy and management at Defra – restated the Department’s stance whilst … Read More

Clear and Simple Advice on Healthcare Waste Audits Provided by New CIWM Guidance

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has published the latest guidance on waste auditing for large healthcare producers. The document is set up by the Institution’s Healthcare Waste Special Interest Group, and is designed to provide straightforward and to … Read More

Food Waste Decreases by 1.1 Million Tonnes

According to the findings of a WRAP report, in the five years to 2012, food waste volumes available to the waste management industry have fallen by 1.1 million tonne. According to WRAP – the Waste & Resources Action Programme – … Read More

Waste Sector Concerned Over DEFRA Cut Backs

Defra’s plans to reduce its funding and policy activities in the sector, raises concerns by the waste industry. Earlier this week new resource manager Mr Rogerson, informed members of the sector that due to financial pressures the department will only … Read More