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RPS is moving!

RPS is moving!

In recent years, RPS has been growing rapidly and in order to maintain this and safeguard our prosperous future, this year we will be moving our pallet HQ! The exciting relocation will take us from our current three-acre site in Maltby, near Middlesbrough to a brand new five-acre site in […]

The 25-Year Plan for the Environment: optimistic or achievable?

The 25-Year Plan for the Environment: optimistic or achievable?

The Government published its long-awaited, and highly-anticipated, 25-Year Plan for the Environment earlier this year. In the report, the Government states its aims to deliver cleaner air and water in both our cities and rural landscapes, provide richer wildlife habitats, and perhaps most importantly, use resources from nature more sustainably and […]

Can we drive down waste with the plastic bottle deposit scheme?

Can we drive down waste with the plastic bottle deposit scheme?

Yes, we believe we can! In 2016, only 57 per cent of plastic bottles sold in the UK were collected for recycling. We don’t know about you, but we want to see this figure increase! The government is considering the introduction of a plastic deposit scheme. This ‘reward and return’ […]

Reducing our environmental impact

Reducing our environmental impact

Here at RPS we’re always trying to reduce and reuse as much as possible, after all, we must practice what we preach! That’s why over the last year as part of our commitment to reduce our environmental impact within our supply chain, we’ve steadily been cutting back and focusing on […]

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 […]

What a load of old rubbish: The Vikings

What a load of old rubbish: The Vikings

In the first ‘what a load of old rubbish’ blog, we learned how the Romans were experienced at recycling waste materials into new products, for example bronze and glass. They were also well organised at sorting and storing waste efficiently at sites such as Monte Testaccio in Rome. Now we’re […]

What a load of old rubbish: The Romans

What a load of old rubbish: The Romans

Have you ever wondered how our ancestors handled waste? Could we glean something from our history that might inspire us to handle waste differently today? Over the centuries, there have been many innovations in waste management and these upcoming history blogs will provide details of how waste was handled; what […]

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