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

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

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

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

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

Landfill

Scotland ‘failing in landfill ban preparation’

Scotland ‘failing in landfill ban preparation’ According to a recent article published by Let’s Recycle, local authorities and commercial waste operators in Scotland have failed to make adequate preparations for the upcoming landfill ban, a report to the Scottish Government … Read More

License

Traffic officials deny licence talks with Brighton waste services

Traffic officials deny licence talks with Brighton waste services Recent claims that Brighton and Hove City Council is working with the Traffic Commissioners office to remedy irregularities on its waste fleet operating licence have been denied. The council said in … Read More