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Environmental Leader has reported on the new ISO standard, ISO 14051:2011, Environmental Management – Material Flow Cost Accounting, which sets up a framework for businesses to reduce costs linked to waste and improve understanding environmental and financial consequences of material and energy use. According to ISO, not only will the standard aim to improve environmental […]
In an article by Waste Management World, the European Environmental Agency (EEA) and its European Topic Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (EIONET) have published the report ‘Overview of the use of landfill taxed in Europe’ (Working Paper No 1/2012). The report includes information on issues such as environmental, social and economic impacts for 21 […]
The Waste Framework Directive was originally passed into law in 2006, detailing the legislation for the collection, transport, recovery and disposal of waste in Europe. The Waste Hierarchy details the preferred sustainable way to handle packaging. Take a look at this presentation demonstrating the Waste Hierarchy and examples of how RPS can help you comply […]
This month European Recycling have collected RPSs first collection of unwanted shoes and safety boots. As part of RPSs overall objective to achieve zero waste to landfill, by recycling safety boots and unwanted shoes not only reduces the amount of general waste but utilises a product that can be refurbished and re-used. There is the […]
The reusable packaging news website Packaging Revolution has commented on the UK debate between plastic and wooden pallets, sparked between Goplasticpallets.com and TIMCON. What are the benefits of using a wooden pallet or a plastic pallet? How much does a pallet cost? There are numerous ways to look at the packaging available and while both […]
From April 2012, landfill tax will rise by £8.00 to £56.00 per tonne, putting pressure on businesses to manage their waste more efficiently. Along with the government’s changes to the waste hierarchy directive, as discussed in this article in March, there is an added pressure to businesses to ensure they are conforming to government legislation. […]