The next few years look set to be rather turbulent for the waste and resources sector. New legislation, which will fundamentally impact how we work, will be coupled with the race to net zero and the need to adapt to a post Covid-19 world, will undoubtedly present many challenges for us.
To better understand these challenges, but to also understand the opportunities for the industry in the run up to 2024 General Election, we launched our report, ‘Mapping the Politics of Waste’.
Cromwell Polythene, which supplies products for the capture and containment of materials for recycling is passionate about reducing waste. As part of this commitment, it recently held a litter picking activity and is also conducting research into dog waste specifically.
The results from their voluntary clean-up, during June, to support The Great British Spring Clean 2021, indicate a sharp jump in discarded glass bottles and tin cans. The activity also saw a significant increase in PPE compared to their previous litter pick undertaken in September 2020, for Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British September Clean.
As a local authority, you’re under pressure to perform on a tight budget – maximising the lifespan of your technology. But how do you know when it’s time to upgrade out-of-date software, because it’s holding you back?
The world of recycling never stands still. With The Environment Bill under consultation it’s clear that big changes are coming down the track.
I welcome the consistency that the Bill is intended to create, but whatever final form it takes, it’s clear that headline-grabbing requirements, like the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), will take a good while to actually roll out across local authority areas.
Anyone who has a level of responsibility for Health & Safety in their workplace should have an understanding of the Health & Safety At Work etc Act (HSWA) 1974 . Granted, it’s a significant beast but it’s the principle piece of statute law regulating health and safety in the workplace of every industry. Based on my own experience, the key points below are the more common areas enforced by the HSE with Section 2 being particularly relevant to the waste industry: