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Our Blog brings to you thought provoking articles, from key members of staff, on a wide range of environmental topics.

Plastic Packaging Tax: Consultation Extension and Overview of Proposal

George Atkinson
May 13, 2020
George Atkinson, Valpak Policy Advisor, discusses the extension of the response period for the consultation of the new plastic tax.

Keeping Your Waste Safe and Protect Front Line Waste Operatives

Matt Luntley
May 13, 2020
Waste collection is an essential function and we should handle our waste correctly to protect front line operatives. Matt Luntley, explores current guidance given and shares resources for latest advice.

Stepping Stones to Zero Waste to Landfill

Emily Hare
May 12, 2020
Achieving Zero Waste to Landfill has clear key benefits to the environment as well as added commercial benefits. This blog outlines steps you need to take achieve it.

HWRCs - Should they reopen?

Matt Luntley
May 05, 2020
Since the country went into lockdown the vast majority of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) have closed. Since, the industry presents consequences and considerations as whether they should reopen or not.

EA RPS C8 on Waste Transfer and Consignment Notes

Matt Luntley
Apr 29, 2020
Managing waste and getting it off site safely is a challenge at the best of times, but even more so during the current crisis. It’s been pleasing to see how well the waste management industry has reacted in general to the situation and there has now been further help from the regulators to help maintain social distancing as much as possible for frontline workers when transferring waste.

 

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