Category Archives: Waste Management

19Oct

Retailers cut waste by half

Posted on 19th October, 2010

A new report commissioned by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has found that UK retailers have cut the amount of waste that goes to landfill by 50 per cent in the last five years. In fact, less than a quarter of the discarded food, packaging, bags and building materials produced by retailers is now sent…

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17Mar

Green Party wants to double waste management spend

Posted on 17th March, 2010

In its manifesto, the Green Party has pledged to almost double spending on recycling and waste management. The document, entitled ‘fair is worth fighting for’, sets out the party’s plans for addressing the triple economic, environmental and social crises facing the country- claiming that the other parties have not done enough to tackle inequality and…

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10Dec

Pre-budget report includes cuts to waste collection services

Posted on 10th December, 2009

In a bid to save £550m a year in local government spending by 2012-13, local authorities will be forced to cut waste collection services. This could mean that bin rounds are permanently reduced to fortnightly collections instead of weekly. With the general public unprepared to accept fewer collections due to concerns about vermin, a lot…

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10Nov

WasteCare supports National Recycling Awards

Posted on 10th November, 2009

WasteCare were proud to support the MRW National Recycling Awards recently and were honoured to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Philip Harrington of Wilson James. Anthony Jagan, regional sales representative of WasteCare who presented the award said: “Well done to all the winners, this was a fantastic event which was a great opportunity to…

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25Nov

Major new contracts for WEEECare

Posted on 25th November, 2008

WeeeCare, which is already the UK’s most popular WEEE compliance scheme, has gained a number of major new customers, including supermarket giant Morrisons. Morrisons is dedicated to the reduction of waste and an increase in recycling, but realises it can achieve this only by introducing an holistic approach and working with specialist companies. Morrisons’ decision…

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05Sep

Innovative waste packaging service launched

Posted on 5th September, 2008

Scott Bader, the manufacturer of speciality polymers, has launched a new waste packaging service in conjunction with WasteCare and its subsidiary, PackCare. In common with almost all manufacturing companies, Scott Bader has been keen to minimise environmental impact, reduce landfill and increase production efficiency. Over recent years, as new regulations have been imposed and waste…

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23Mar

WasteCare rescues diesel from boats tanks

Posted on 23rd March, 2008

We were called in to retrieve the diesel in the boats tanks, before it could spill out and cause an ecological disaster. A team from our Livingston depot got there in time and successfully drained the tanks. Mission Accomplished!