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The UK government and what it means for the waste industry

The UK government and what it means for the waste industry

As we’re all aware, June’s snap general election ended in a hung parliament, and it took three weeks for the Conservatives to agree a coalition with the DUP to create a majority government. What we’re interested in, is how does this new found coalition affect the waste industry? Immediately after […]

Recycling: What is all the fuss about?

Recycling: What is all the fuss about?

Recycling is always on the agenda; EU targets, business commitments to do more and television campaigns to combat waste. But how effective is recycling and should we be focussing to increase targets or drastically rethink how waste is handled? As yet, there are no formal reuse targets despite this option […]

Businesses key to leading the circular economy

Businesses key to leading the circular economy

Defra, whose upcoming green paper on their 25 year environmental plan, has highlighted that businesses must lead the move to a resource efficient circular economy.   Resource minister Therese Coffey prepared a speech delivered by Defra’s waste and recycling deputy director Chris Preston at the Aldersgate debate at the end […]

EC outlines Circular Economy Package initiatives

EC outlines Circular Economy Package initiatives

It was a momentous day yesterday for the future of the Circular Economy Package as the EC reported its outlined key initiatives in their Work Programme for 2017. The Circular Economy Package was adopted on 2nd December 2015 with the intention to focus on the full life cycle of products, […]

Used pallet collections: it’s a legal matter

Used pallet collections: it’s a legal matter

The Environment Agency helps to regulate how waste is handled in the UK. It reduces the amount of illegal operations and ensures that our environment isn’t being destroyed through the irresponsible disposal of waste. The humble wooden pallet does not initially come across as problematic but according to legislation once […]

MRF gate fees increase over 12 months

MRF gate fees increase over 12 months

According to a recent WRAP report, municipal recycling facility (MRF) gate fees are set to increase as material prices reduce. The WRAP Gate Fees Report described that across the spectrum of wastes accepted by MRFs there was an average gate fee of £25 per tonne. This was an increase from […]

The future of a ‘Brexit’ waste and resource management industry

The future of a ‘Brexit’ waste and resource management industry

It’s happened. Britain has chosen to leave the EU. However, the successful Brexit campaign may create uncertainty within the waste management industry. What is clear is it is very unclear what will happen to Britain’s existing resource legislation and targets. The vast majority of UK resource management legislation is led […]

New reverse logistics model introduced to encourage circular economy

New reverse logistics model introduced to encourage circular economy

A new circular economy model for logistics has been developed by Deutsche Post DHL Group in collaboration with Cranfield University and the Ellen Macarthur Foundation. The concept of the new model is to utilise and continually improve the journeys a vehicle makes. This is set out in the report, Waste […]

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