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

Government supports comprehensive and frequent rubbish and recycling collections

Calls are being made to change to rubbish and recycling collections, due to the increasing need to recycle efficiently, says Defra. Household recycling rates in England have increased significantly from 11% in 2001 to 45.2% in 2017.  Recently however, progress … Read More

Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Commission Updates Circular Economy Action Plan

 Circular Economy Action Plan – The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan with an aim of stimulating Europe’s transition towards a circular economy.   The new Circular Economy Action Plan would boost global competitiveness and foster … Read More