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RPS celebrates sweet sixteenth!

RPS celebrates sweet sixteenth!

Can you remember what you did to celebrate blowing out 16 candles? As an important milestone for us as a company, we decided to mark our birthday with a day at the races. And what fun it was. Thirsk Racecourse, as always, was a fabulous host. Despite the rain and […]

The future of sustainability

The future of sustainability

As a population, we are becoming ever more socially aware of environmental issues and this is evidenced by the rise of sustainability in the media. Sustainability transcends many industries, including automotive, retail, manufacturing and even domestic consumables, and while the concept of sustainability has always been around, the consequences of […]

We’ve achieved a lot in six months

We’ve achieved a lot in six months

2017 has been an incredible year so far and we are just over half way through it! We are proud to say the team has been working extremely hard to achieve brilliant statistics and secure new contracts: it’s a very exciting time for us. So far, this year we have: […]

A boost to the circular economy

A boost to the circular economy

A recent study from Reloop Platform and Zero Waste Europe has demonstrated that existing economic instruments could boost the circular economy. The study aimed to identify waste streams where the introduction of proper economic incentive through public policies could contribute to the highest collection levels. Produced by Rezero, the research […]

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 […]

Why should waste be at the heart of the UK general election?

Why should waste be at the heart of the UK general election?

With Brexit on the horizon and the general election just weeks away, we feel it’s about time the UK’s political parties recognised waste as one of their main priorities. Uncertainty surrounds whether the UK will adopt the same principles as EU law, or if we’ll do our own thing once […]

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 […]

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