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Inspection reveals low trade waste compliance

An investigation by an enforcement team, set up by Edinburgh council, found that only 41 per cent of businesses in the area correctly comply with disposal regulations. The Waste Compliance Team, began the investigations at the start of September and by the end of the...

Waste firm fined thousands of pounds for offences

A Buckinghamshire waste firm has been fined £20,000 for abandoning an unsafe waste trailer in a lay-by. An employee of the firm was found to have left a waste trailer in a lay-by for Buckinghamshire County Council to deal with. The container was left in Great...

Most businesses unaware of waste responsibilities

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are unintentionally breaching waste disposal laws according to a new survey. The Right Waste, Right Place campaign has conducted a survey amongst SMEs to find how aware businesses are of their duty of care. The responsibility...

London disposal authority proposes food waste ban

A ban on businesses sending waste to landfill has been advised to a government select committee by North London Waste Authority (NWLA). The authority has supported restricting certain food waste streams to landfill and has called for a thorough assessment to...

Councils see recycling rates drop in 2015/2016

Whilst only slight, there has been a noticeable dip in recycling rates amongst the top ten collection authorities in England. Research performed by letsrecycle.com shows that the recorded recycling rates in the top ten this year has ranged from 58.6 per cent to 66.5...

Volume of rejected recyclable waste rises drastically

The amount of rejected recyclable waste in England has increased by 84 per cent in four years according to new government figures. A BBC Freedom of Information request revealed that councils from 2014-15 could not recycle 338,000 tonnes of waste deemed recyclable....

Ongoing battle against illegal waste carriers

The Environment Agency has been working with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, local councils and HMRC to stop waste vehicles, making sure that they are legally certified to carry waste. All waste carriers have to be registered with the Environment Agency and...

Global food manufacturer achieves zero-waste factories

Mars has released a report which details their achievement of fulfilling an aim to eliminate waste from all of their 127 factories around the world. In 2007 Mars created 146,000 tonnes of waste, all of which went to landfill. The contrast between then and now is...

Council’s poor collections leave residents with infested bins

It has been found that Salford Council in Greater Manchester is only picking up black non-recyclable bins once every three weeks in half of the town. Residents have been left angry as foul smells have appeared as a result of a pilot three-weekly collection scheme in...

Facts about food waste

Sometimes, nothing speaks louder than cold, hard facts. So, we’ve decided to put together a list of some facts about food waste that we find particularly alarming. Warning, some of these figures are quite shocking. Avoidable food and drink waste cost to the UK £12.5...