healthcare waste review

Pharmaceutical and Medical Sector Waste Review Service

Pharmaceutical manufacturing plants generate a variety of waste streams throughout the production, supply and organisational processes. While the day-to-day activities are similar from one plant to the next, the actual processes used in pharmaceutical manufacturing vary widely. The pharmaceutical industry … Read More

NHS Doctors Have a Reponsibility to Cut Waste and Manage Resources More Effectively

With NHS finances being stretched to the limit and budgets constantly under pressure, it is apparent that resources need to be managed more efficiently to minimise waste across the sector. The question is not ‘how can resources be managed more … Read More

DEFRA to Amend Waste Transfer Note System

Plans to allow greater flexibility over the types of documents that can be used as an alternative to Waste Transfer Notes (WTNs) has been confirmed by Defra, despite deep divisions among councils and businesses over the issue. This decision comes … Read More

UK Resources Efficiency & Waste Management Market Report Highlights Opportunities in Growing Waste Sector

The organisers behind the RWM with CIWM show have published a market report on the sector, including the views of leading players within the industry. The report recaps findings of the UK Trade and Investment that waste management sector was … Read More

Packaging Non-Compliance Payments Top £1m

Figures published on March 31st indicate that a total of twenty businesses had not registered with a compliance scheme as required under the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007. A record payment of £414,960 was made by organic baby … Read More

Landfill Tax to Rise in line with Inflation

HM Treasury has announced that the standard and lower rates of landfill tax are to increase in line with inflation from April 2015 It has not yet been established whether the rate will rise further beyond that date, as the … Read More

Stiffer Penalties for Illegal Waste Operators

New sentencing guidelines urging greater fines have been launched for companies and individuals that commit environmental offence. It is estimated that there are more than 1,000 illegal waste sites throughout the UK, causing vast amounts of pollution and ruining people’s … Read More

Luminaire Manufacturers, Producers and Distributors to Join WEEE Compliance Schemes

In order to achieve higher waste luminaire recycling rates throughout the UK, requests have been made for luminaire producers to join WEEE producer compliance schemes. Due to the waste management of luminaire products being largely unregulated, calls to join WEEE … Read More

Clinical Win for GPT Waste

We are proud to announce that we have secured a 2 year, clinical waste management contract for St John & St Elizabeth Hospital This prestigious two year hospital waste management contract will see waste streams including all healthcare waste and … Read More

Waste Management Providers for the Facilities Management Sector

Waste Management Providers for the Facilities Management Sector from GPT Waste Management Providing a sustainable waste service provision is only part of the FM approach and at GPT we work with some of the UK’s leading FM Organisations to deliver … Read More