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

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

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

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

post-consumer recycled materials

Policy interventions to deliver increased use of post-consumer recycled materials in UK

Post-consumer recycled materials: A new report published by Eunomia Research and Consulting (November 20th) outlines policy measures to help deliver increased use of post-consumer recycled materials (PCR) in the UK economy. Post-consumer recycled materials – The report entitled ‘Demand Recycled: … Read More

new waste recycling strategy

Government’s new waste recycling strategy to cost retail sector £1 billion

New waste recycling strategy: Ministers are expected to publish a new waste strategy this month which will see supermarkets, retailers and major drinks brands paying tens of millions of pounds more towards recycling their used packaging. New waste recycling strategy: … Read More

recycling

Tighter recycling contamination levels costs councils

Tighter recycling contamination levels costs councils One in five councils have been hit by rising costs to their recycling services over the last year because of China’s waste import restrictions, a survey by the Local Government Association (LGA) has found. … Read More

WRAP

WRAP sees income fall after ‘challenging’ year

WRAP sees income fall after ‘challenging’ year Resources charity WRAP saw its overall income fall in the last financial year, but the charity continues to operate within budget despite government cuts leading to job losses early this year.  According to … Read More

food waste

Gove signals action on food waste

Gove signals action on food waste Environment secretary Michael Gove has announced a £15m pilot scheme to divert commercial and retail food which would otherwise be wasted to people judged in most need. He told this week’s Conservative Party conference … Read More

SMEs call for financial help to reduce plastics use

SMEs call for financial help to reduce plastics use Small and medium sized companies want reducing their use of plastic but lack of enough financial incentives to help them change. That finding comes from research by Close Brothers Asset Finance, … Read More