SafeContractor

GPT Waste achieves top health and safety accreditation

GPT Waste achieves top health and safety accreditation GPT Waste Management are pleased to announce that we have been reaccredited through Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third-party accreditation … Read More

Plastic Exports

EU urged to reject plastic exports change

EU urged to reject plastic exports change Waste industry bodies have stepped up their campaign to try to persuade the EU to reject restrictions on the export of plastic waste. Waste industry bodies have stepped up their campaign to try … Read More

CIWM

CIWM appoints Sarah Poulter to top job

CIWM appoints Sarah Poulter to top job Sarah Poulter has been appointed sole chief executive of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) after the board decided the current joint executive director set-up was “not efficient”. The move will see … Read More

waste

London facing waste capacity crisis

London facing waste capacity crisis In a recent article published by MRW, Cory Riverside chief executive Nicholas Pollard has warned that London is facing a “waste capacity crisis”, after Greater London Authority (GLA) deputy mayor for environment and energy Shirley … Read More

UK to miss 2035 recycling target ‘by a decade’

UK to miss 2035 recycling target ‘by a decade’ A warning issued by DS Smith cautions that the current recycling infrastructure in the UK will not be able to handle an increase in packaging from online sales, therefore they are … Read More

recycling rates

Stalled recycling rates are blamed on cutbacks to council budgets

Stalled recycling rates are blamed on cutbacks to council budgets Sandy Martin, shadow minister for waste and recycling has told MP’s that recycling rates have been hindered due to council budget cutbacks. In a parliamentary debate on plastics, Martin had … Read More

Sustainability

Spring Statement: Building Sustainability into The Heart of Economic Model

Spring Statement: Building Sustainability into The Heart of Economic Model Chancellor Phillip Hammond in his spring statement has pledged to “build sustainability into the heart of our economic model”, and argued that “there is an economic as well as an … Read More

License

Traffic officials deny licence talks with Brighton waste services

Traffic officials deny licence talks with Brighton waste services Recent claims that Brighton and Hove City Council is working with the Traffic Commissioners office to remedy irregularities on its waste fleet operating licence have been denied. The council said in … Read More

plastic waste

Plastics firms ‘forced to take urgent action’ on waste

Plastics firms ‘forced to take urgent action’ on waste According to a recent article published by MRW, voluntary sustainability agreements and the increasing interest in ‘chemical recycling’ as part of a circular economy were major themes at Plastics Europe’s annual … Read More

EfW

UK facing EfW shortage despite waste strategy

UK facing EfW shortage despite waste strategy Recent news headlines have highlighted that the UK is likely to face an unbridgeable gap in energy-from-waste (EfW) capacity despite the Government’s objective of sharply increasing recycling set out in its resources and … Read More