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WRAP braced for Defra review

WRAP to Face the Chill of Review and Further Reduction in Funding from DEFRA The slashing of the budgets of Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP), the official body of UK waste strategies, continues for yet another year 2013-14. DEFRA announced the budget for the administration and […]

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Waste sector will ‘die out’ unless it embraces rapid change

The waste industry must recreate it self in readiness for a circular economy if it is to have a bright future, prominent policy-makers and economists have cautioned. At the opening session of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management’s (CIWM) annual conference in June a group of resource […]

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Hospitality sector agreement launched to cut waste

A new voluntary set up could save the hospitality industry £76 million by the end of 2015 through waste reduction and recycling has been launched today (June 26) by WRAP. More than 60 restaurants, hotels, industry bodies and government departments have contracted to the Hospitality and Food […]

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HMRC clarifies landfill charges after row over ‘skip tax’

Officials issue new guidance after confusion over rules results in skip operators charged £64 to dump waste instead of £2.50. Officials have moved to defuse a row over rubbish, after skip operators complained they were being subjected to a 2,500% increase in the tax for dumping waste. […]

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Zero Waste – What does it actually mean?

I wanted to discuss the term zero waste, its meanings and how it can help create a sustainable waste infrastructure. Much focus in recent CSR policy for businesses has been on achieving the ultimate goal of zero waste. Indeed many companies have set a target to achieve […]

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