07Aug

Gove announces renewed waste strategy

Posted on 7th August, 2017

The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced plans for a renewed strategy on waste and resources that will “look ahead to opportunities outside the EU”. Speaking at an event held by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in July on ‘Delivering a Green Brexit’, Mr Gove outlined policies aimed at reducing the amount of plastic entering…

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07Aug

Local authority bids invited for WEEE funding

Posted on 7th August, 2017

Councils have the opportunity until the end of September to apply for money from a £665,000 fund to support projects, led by local authorities, which will deliver increased levels of re-use and recycling of waste electrical equipment. The money comes from producers and retailers of electrical equipment in the form of either payments to the…

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07Aug

Packaging waste targets look likely to be met

Posted on 7th August, 2017

The data for the second quarter of 2017 for the recycling and recovery of packaging waste shows that the UK is set to meet its targets for 2017. There have been concerns that with difficulties over the export of some waste plastics to China, the level of reprocessing would fall and insufficient plastics evidence would…

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07Aug

Fly-tipping on local authority agenda

Posted on 7th August, 2017

Concerns about fly-tipping remain on the local authority agenda with incidents on the rise in many parts of the UK. Now a database has been made available for use by local authorities and other interested parties which shows the problems and costs in council areas across the UK. The extent of fly-tipping and its impact…

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07Aug

WRAP seeks urban authorities for consistency work

Posted on 7th August, 2017

In a sign that local authorities are not rushing to sign up for work to harmonise collection systems across the UK, the resources charity, working with Defra, has called for more urban authorities to get involved. The consistency framework is part of achieving a WRAP and Defra-supported vision, where every household in England can recycle…

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07Aug

China details waste ban proposals

Posted on 7th August, 2017

In July the Chinese environment ministry formally submitted proposals to the World Trade Organisation of its plans to ban certain imports of ‘waste’ materials from the end of 2017. Some in the sector consider that the ban could even happen sooner. For the waste and recycling sector this is likely to impact on certain paper…

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07Jul

Great Repeal Bill loses the ‘Great’

Posted on 7th July, 2017

The government has committed itself to introducing legislation to bring existing EU regulations into UK law, it was confirmed in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament on 21 June. The speech, which follows the State Opening of Parliament, sets out the priorities for the government over the course of the next Parliament. Environmental laws will be…

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07Jul

Facilities Show – Excel London

Posted on 7th July, 2017

Our Silver Lady did us proud at this year’s FM Show at the ExCel Centre in London. It was our first outing to the prestigious Facility Show and as always our bus took centre stage, not to mention our colleagues who tirelessly spread the word. Chris Johal certainly got the prize for collecting the most…

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07Jul

On the right track

Posted on 7th July, 2017

Having won the latest tender we are pleased to have been chosen to stay on the right track with Network Rail. We are delighted to continue working with UK Waste Solutions to ensure we continue to improve recycling rates and reduce costs through improved efficiency. To enhance the service further, we are currently rolling out our new…

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07Jul

Householder d-i-y waste charges in focus

Posted on 7th July, 2017

Charging householders for dropping of what has loosely been called ‘d-i-y waste’ is back in the news again. In the spring this year, the government through the Department for Communities and Local Government suggested to councils in a litter strategy that it was felt local authorities should not charge for the waste. But, a lot…

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