Category Archives: News

23Jun

Travel Safely – Vehicle Sterilisation Service

Posted on 23rd June, 2020

Following this week’s successful launch of Bradford Council’s vehicle decontamination service, the WasteCare Group are expanding the service across the country. WasteCare and Bradford Council have together launched the first public service for decontaminating all types of vehicles, both public and private. Standard prices for the service are £5 per car and £10 per commercial…

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19Mar

Update – COVID-19

Posted on 19th March, 2020

The situation regarding CoviD-19 is constantly developing and its effects on everyday life moving forward may be uncertain, however WasteCare is certain to continue operating at an effective operational capacity. There are currently no changes to the frequency of our service and will endeavour to continue delivering the same quality service you have come accustom…

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10Mar

Pressure builds on aerosol volcano!

Posted on 10th March, 2020

Like the fridge mountain in 2018 we are now experiencing a growing backlog of waste aerosol cans awaiting recovery. Despite a growing recycling sector, for far too long the UK has failed to keep up with sufficient investment to meet demand. As with many industrial sectors Britain seems reluctant to put sufficient money into new…

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10Mar

Covid-19: Being prepared

Posted on 10th March, 2020

Our Government appears to be taking a cautious but pragmatic approach to the risks associated with the spread of the latest virus and worldwide reaction. As a business our initial responsibility is to our colleagues and customers. We are closely following Government advice, while ensuring that should anyone who may be at high risk self-isolates….

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10Mar

Paper market concerns continue

Posted on 10th March, 2020

An international warning of price pressures in the recovered – waste – paper market has come from the global organisation, BIR.  The French president of the recovered paper division of BIR, which is a global recycling industry federation, has warned that not all recovered  paper will find an outlet in current markets. The situation has…

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10Mar

Revised on-pack recycling labels go live

Posted on 10th March, 2020

OPRL – the On-Pack Recycling Label organisation – has launched a new labelling system in an attempt to help consumers work out what to do with packaging. The ‘simplified’ labels follow a long period of discussion and for the majority of packaging will now advise consumers to either ‘Recycle’ or ‘Don’t Recycle’. Previously the labels…

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03Feb

Food waste action week in May

Posted on 3rd February, 2020

The first ever ‘Food Waste Action Week’ has been announced by the Government alongside a £1.5 funding programme to help change the public’s behaviour with regard to and also for transforming food waste into other materials. The Government has a Food Waste Champion, Ben Elliott, who announced the week and urged “everyone to get involved”,…

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03Feb

Concerns over alternatives to plastic

Posted on 3rd February, 2020

Supermarket chains could be rushing to stop the use of single plastics and using alternatives that may cause more environmental harm, an environmental report has suggested. The UK environmental think-tank, the Green Alliance, published a report called Plastic Promises in January which was based on interviews with senior packaging and product staff in supermarkets and…

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03Feb

Environment Bill set to transform producer responsibility

Posted on 3rd February, 2020

With the UK now out of Europe, the Environment Bill has started to make its way through Parliament and is set to replace some European Union measures as well as introduce fresh ideas from the UK government. At the beginning of February, the Bill passed through its automatic first stage in the House of Commons….

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03Jan

Environmental legislation planned for 2020

Posted on 3rd January, 2020

While Brexit looks likely to dominate early political debate and ministerial work in January, 2020 looks set to be a big year in terms of environmental legislation. Top of the tree, within the Parliamentary process, for the environment will be the Environment Bill. This was first announced in the Queen’s Speech that was delivered on…

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