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Rokbak and Euro 2024: strength, teamwork and tartan pride

Rokbak and Euro 2024: strength, teamwork and tartan pride

The 2024 UEFA European Football Championship is delivering yet another sensational summer of sport. For Scottish articulated haulier manufacturer Rokbak, the tournament is a celebration of the best European football talent and a timely reminder of the core values that drive success in any business. While Scotland may be home from Euro 2024 already, the Tartan...

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Industry reacts to General Election result

Industry reacts to General Election result

The recent election resulted in the Conservative party being voted out of government, with Labour securing a strong mandate. The Conservatives managed to secure 119 seats, but it is evident that voters are seeking change. Labour’s mandate will empower Sir Keir Starmer to lead the country, although financial constraints will impact the delivery of their...

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Veolia listed for a second successive year in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work awards

Veolia listed for a second successive year in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work awards

Veolia has been listed for the second successive year in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work, as one of the top ten best “very big” companies to work for in the UK. The awards celebrate organisations with the highest employee engagement and wellbeing levels, as measured by the in-depth employee surveys carried out this...

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Understanding the CEA (Construction Equipment Association) manifesto with the General Election approaching

Understanding the CEA (Construction Equipment Association) manifesto with the General Election approaching

The CEA (Construction Equipment Association) manifesto addresses important topics like decarbonisation, digital transformation, skills development, and regulatory consistency. These are key to our vision for a UK-wide Industrial Strategy. With the General Election approaching, it’s vital to unite and influence policies that promote sustainable growth and innovation in our sector. Beth Abbott, CEA Head of...

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Labour manifesto silent on recycling

Labour manifesto silent on recycling

The Labour Party has unveiled its manifesto in anticipation of the upcoming general election. The manifesto emphasises transitioning to a circular economy to reduce waste. While the manifesto sheds little light on recycling or EPR changes affecting packaging, it does stand out for its commitment to devolving more power to local authorities. This move could...

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The Liberal Democrats set ambitious goal by committing to eliminate single-use plastics

The Liberal Democrats set ambitious goal by committing to eliminate single-use plastics

The third-largest party in British politics stated in its election manifesto that it aims to completely eliminate non-recyclable, single-use plastics within three years and end plastic waste exports by 2030. This is a significant challenge considering the relatively underdeveloped recycling infrastructure in the UK. They plan to replace plastics with affordable alternatives. The Liberal Democrats...

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SunEnviro acquires Pips Skips to expand its sustainable waste management services

SunEnviro acquires Pips Skips to expand its sustainable waste management services

The SunEnviro group is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Pips Skips in Dereham, Norfolk. This strategic move aims to expand the leading sustainable waste management solutions firm’s presence across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, and Essex. Existing and new clients in the newly covered regions can expect the same high level of service that has...

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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...

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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...