WRAP lays out 2025 targets for waste-free world

23 Feb 2021 |
Joshua Doherty,

Resources charity WRAP has said a blueprint it has published for a “waste-free world by 2025”, is “one of the most important publications” in its 20 year history.

Published recently after being circulated among stakeholders, the plan outlines the resources charity’s “vision”, and sets out a plan on how it intends achieve this.

‘No vaccine priority’ for waste sector

22 Feb 2021 |
Joshua Doherty,

The Minister for Covid Vaccine Deployment, Nadhim Zawahi, has said phase two of the vaccine rollout programme could see those “those delivering key public services” prioritised for vaccination.

Mr Zawahi made the comments in a letter in response to the Environmental Services Association (ESA).

Planned Welsh plastics plant given Covid-19 loan

9 Feb 2021 |
James Langley,

Waste management company Orthios has secured a UK government-backed loan to help it develop a 200,000 tonnes per year capacity plastics recycling facility in Holyhead, Anglesey.

Close Brothers Asset Finance has provided Orthios with £1.2 million via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

‘No workplace connections’ with MK Covid-19 deaths

26 Jan 2021 |
James Langley,

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has indicated there are no apparent connections between the working conditions at a waste site in Milton Keynes and the deaths of two RCV drivers who had tested positive for Covid-19.

The refuse workers, employed by Serco on their contract for Milton Keynes council, were both drivers but worked on separate teams. Serco has been Milton Keynes’ waste collection partner since 2009.

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) released a Recycling Roadmap on 12th January, which highlights what the UK needs to achieve if it is to drastically reduce its reliance on plastic waste and reduce plastic going to landfill to 1% by 2030. The report also brings together all currently available data on plastic recycling.

The key points are: