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CIWM sets out 10 ‘policy asks’ for the next government

CIWM sets out 10 ‘policy asks’ for the next government

In preparation for the upcoming general election, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has reviewed Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy for England. The objective was to assess its ongoing relevance and pinpoint any policy gaps hindering support for the UK’s future needs. A working group of CIWM members carried out this examination, resulting in developing a policy blueprint consisting of ten ‘policy asks’. These recommendations aim to expedite the transition towards a more resource-resilient and circular economy. This shift will better equip the UK to meet future material demands and bolster efforts to combat climate change. Commenting on the...

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CIWM sets out 10 ‘policy asks’ for the next government

CIWM sets out 10 ‘policy asks’ for the next government

In preparation for the upcoming general election, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has reviewed Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy for England. The objective was to assess its ongoing relevance and pinpoint any policy gaps hindering support for the UK’s future needs. A working group of CIWM members carried out this examination, resulting in developing a policy blueprint consisting of ten ‘policy asks’. These recommendations aim to expedite the transition towards a more resource-resilient and circular economy. This shift will better equip the UK to meet future material demands and bolster efforts to combat climate change. Commenting on the...

Introducing ScrapBays – the App for scrap

Introducing ScrapBays – the App for scrap

If you frequently deal with scrap metal, you might sell to the same local buyer without knowing if other buyers are offering better prices. Perhaps you spend a lot of time searching for the best price for your metal type. But what if you could have both convenience and profit? Introducing ScrapBays, a platform that lets you auction your metals with just a click. This app allows you to reach a larger pool of potential buyers, ensuring you get the best price for your metal. The money from the auction is held in an escrow-like account upon completion, reducing risks...

Sortera launches in the UK

Sortera launches in the UK

The Swedish-owned company officially arrives in the UK, following its acquisition of GBN Services & O’Donovan Waste Management Sortera officially launched in the UK yesterday (3rd June), as GBN Services and O’Donovan’s Waste Management formally merged following Sortera’s acquisition of the two London-based companies last year. The merger sees Sortera assume responsibility for six existing sites – Rochford, Harlow, Edmonton, Uxbridge, Tottenham and Wembley – previously owned and operated by GBN and O’Donovan’s, respectively, as well as close to 400 members of staff. Sortera’s entry into the UK market follows its resounding success in providing quality waste management solutions in...

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Conservative election manifesto pledges to stop the construction of new waste incinerators

Conservative election manifesto pledges to stop the construction of new waste incinerators

In their 2024 manifesto, the Conservative Party has made several commitments regarding the future of UK waste and resources management if elected on 4th July. The manifesto pledges that the Government will take decisive action against waste criminals, particularly those affecting protected nature sites. The election document states, “We are dedicated to cracking down on organised waste crime, especially those that impact protected nature sites. We will implement stricter penalties for fly-tipping, providing councils with new tools to address offenders.” Additionally, the current Government has reaffirmed its commitment to developing a UK-wide Deposit Return Scheme while endeavouring to minimise the...

CIWM sets out 10 ‘policy asks’ for the next government

CIWM sets out 10 ‘policy asks’ for the next government

In preparation for the upcoming general election, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has reviewed Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy for England. The objective was to assess its ongoing relevance and pinpoint any policy gaps hindering support for the UK’s future needs. A working group of CIWM members carried out this examination, resulting in developing a policy blueprint consisting of ten ‘policy asks’. These recommendations aim to expedite the transition towards a more resource-resilient and circular economy. This shift will better equip the UK to meet future material demands and bolster efforts to combat climate change. Commenting on the...

Introducing ScrapBays – the App for scrap

Introducing ScrapBays – the App for scrap

If you frequently deal with scrap metal, you might sell to the same local buyer without knowing if other buyers are offering better prices. Perhaps you spend a lot of time searching for the best price for your metal type. But what if you could have both convenience and profit? Introducing ScrapBays, a platform that lets you auction your metals with just a click. This app allows you to reach a larger pool of potential buyers, ensuring you get the best price for your metal. The money from the auction is held in an escrow-like account upon completion, reducing risks...

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