WEEE

Huge cost increases in WEEE recycling due to regs shake-up

Huge cost increases in WEEE recycling due to regs shake-up According to a recent article published on MRW, a shake-up of WEEE regulations is happening behind the scenes that will result in many more items being categorised as hazardous and … Read More

Waste

EfW to power Viridor plastics recycling

Viridor’s parent company is claiming an industry first after revealing plans to power its latest plastics recycling plant with non-recyclable waste. Pennon Group plans to use energy produced at its £252m energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in Avonmouth, near Bristol, to power … Read More

Waste

Malaysia to return 3,000 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste

Malaysia is to return 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste to its countries of origin, after receiving large amounts of material following China’s effective ban on waste imports. Reuters has reported that, since then, dozens of recycling factories have opened, often … Read More

Food Waste

Councils ask for funding commitment on food waste services

Councils ask for funding commitment on food waste services A recent article published on the MRW website reported that councils have called on Defra to guarantee long-term funding for mandatory food waste collections, in a response to Defra’s consultation on … 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

GPT Office

GPT showcase further growth through New Website launch

GPT showcase further growth through New Website launch The team at GPT are pleased to announce the launch of the company’s newly updated website. www.gptwaste.com We are proud to announce the launch of our updated website, with improved functionality, design, … Read More

energy from waste

Councils call on banks to save Renewi’s Derby EfW

Councils call on banks to save Renewi’s Derby EfW Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council have formally asked the banks behind the delayed Sinfin waste processing and energy-from-waste (EfW) plant to intervene in order to save the project. In … Read More

Turning Waste into an Assett

Turning Waste into an Asset with GPT Waste

Turning Waste into an Asset with GPT Waste Businesses need to ensure they are diverting their waste from landfill in order to operate efficiently and sustainably. More countries are restricting imports of foreign plastic waste, as new data shows a … Read More

Tax

Prime minister warns of incineration tax if recycling rates missed

Prime minister warns of incineration tax if recycling rates missed According to a recent article published on the MRW website, Theresa May has warned during questions at the House of Commons that a tax on incineration may be introduced if … Read More

recycling targets

UK recycling infrastructure is overloaded

A report entitled ‘Tipping Point’ from packaging recycler and manufacturer DS Smith suggests that  the UK’s kerbside recycling infrastructure is not set up to cope with packaging materials from a growth in online retail sales. The report stated that there … Read More