Figures released today (19 September) by global trolley and retail equipment manufacturer, Wanzl, show that 520,000 abandoned shopping trolleys were reported in the UK in 2017, with unofficial estimates suggesting the real number could be as high as 1m. Representing … Continue reading →
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Waitrose & Partners has announced that it has committed to removing loose fruit and vegetable plastic bags by spring 2019 and 5p single use plastic carrier bags by March next year in all shops. The move will save 134 million … Continue reading →
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The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has today (11 September) called for local authorities to use competition to drive value for money for waste collections. Speaking at RWM – the sector’s annual trade show in Birmingham’s NEC – ESA’s Executive Director, … Continue reading →
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A new toolkit, produced by Ricardo and sponsored by waste and recycling specialist SUEZ, provides UK local authorities a blueprint for creating waste service procurement strategies that drive contractors to deliver high performance, innovation and value for residents. The toolkit provides … Continue reading →
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Teachers are being encouraged to “start a conversation around single-use plastics” this year and empower pupils to find creative ways to protect the marine environment, following a schools-based inquiry led by the charity Keep Britain Tidy and BRITA UK. Commenting … Continue reading →
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New research into the full cost of waste crime in Greater Manchester reveals there were nearly 53,000 separate incidents of fly-tipping reported by the local authorities in the ten boroughs in 2016/17, equating to 144 incidents per day. The research … Continue reading →
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Veolia is to trial innovative electric refuse collection vehicles (RCV) charged by power derived from the waste they have collected. The project in Sheffield will see two 26 tonne RCV converted from diesel to electric power in a scheme to … Continue reading →
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1bn plastic bags have been cut from circulation in Northern Ireland since the introduction of its plastic carrier bag levy, according to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. The carrier bag levy in the country commenced 8 April … Continue reading →
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