ENVIRONMENT - 04.10.2023
Do more bins equal lower waste bills?
Only one in two SMEs have dry mixed recyclables like paper, plastic and metal, collected separately from their sites, and fewer still have glass and food waste picked up this way. Is a fear of higher bills a problem and is this a justified concern?
WASTE - 04.07.2023
Jail for illegal waste storage
Two men have been jailed and a third sentenced after the Environment Agency found they were storing material at a waste site illegally. What were the circumstances of the case and how can your business be affected?
ENVIRONMENT - 06.06.2023
Time to go public with your plastic footprint?
More businesses are being urged to voluntarily disclose details of the plastic they use. What’s the story and what are the pros and cons associated with making such information publicly available?
WASTE - 13.04.2023
How to best promote your packaging policies
It’s a few years since that David Attenborough programme on plastic but the issue remains in the headlines and is a key issue for customers. So should you be putting more emphasis on this topic on your website?
PLASTICS - 13.04.2023
PPT on the rise
What’s the plastic packaging tax (PPT)? The tax, in force since April 2022, aims to reduce plastic going to landfill or incineration, boost recycling and incentivise use of recycled plastic in packaging manufacture (which has lower emissions than virgin plastic). It applies to plastic packaging manufactured in, or imported into, the UK that doesn’t contain at least 30% recycled plastic. Businesses registered for the PPT make quarterly returns to HMRC. ...
ENVIRONMENT - 20.03.2023
Are there more bans on plastic or not?
The Financial Times recently reported that single-use items like cutlery and plates are due to be banned in England with plans to “replace them with biodegradable alternatives”. Is this really true and if not what are the rules on this?