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

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

waste

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

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