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Christmas Pollution: Why It’s Crucial to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas in the UK

The festive season is upon us, and while the UK is adorned with twinkling lights, festive decorations, and the warm glow of goodwill, there’s a darker side to the celebrations that often goes unnoticed—Christmas pollution. As we revel in the joy of the holidays, it’s essential to take a moment to consider the environmental impact […]

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Disposable Vapes: A Growing Waste Problem

In recent years, the popularity of vaping has surged, and with it, the use of disposable vapes has skyrocketed. These convenient, pocket-sized devices have become the go-to choice for many individuals seeking an alternative to traditional smoking. However, this rapid rise in disposable vapes comes at a significant environmental cost, as they generate a massive […]

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Green Apple Awards Wins for Waste Efficiency and the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team

We were in London at the Houses of Parliament last week for the annual Green Apple Environmental awards, along with the team from our client Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1. We had been nominated for two projects, one for our work with Aston Martin and another for our customer portal CADS. We are delighted to […]

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An update on the incoming implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging (EPR).

Following wide-ranging talks with industry, against the backdrop of the current economic context, the new rules proposed to ensure packaging producers pay for the cost of recycling their packaging have been deferred by a year from October 2024 to 2025. The Government plans to use the additional year to continue to discuss the scheme’s design […]

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IT equipment recycled to help local school

One of our clients, the Aston Martin Cognizant Aramco Formula one team, came to us as they had a lot of redundant and broken IT equipment to clear out and wanted to do something positive with it rather than simply recycle as WEEE waste. As their waste and recycling partner, we scoured the market for […]

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What do the new EPR regulations mean for your business?

What are the new Extended Producer Responsibility UK regulations? There have been stories appearing across the press regarding the forthcoming EPR legislation which has caused many businesses to question exactly what this means for them. The reality is that, as of the time of writing, the legislation has yet to go through parliament meaning that […]

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Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ awarded 3-star rating for environmental performance.

One of our clients, the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team based in Silverstone, have just been awarded the highest accreditation by the FIA, a three-star rating for their environmental performance. Parveer Ramana (Environmental and Sustainability lead) said; “Waste Efficiency have been instrumental in ensuring compliance to waste legislation as well as providing insight […]

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Banning of Disposal to Landfill of ‘Waste Upholstered Domestic Seating’ containing Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Banning of Disposal to Landfill of ‘Waste Upholstered Domestic Seating’ containing Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) The Environment Agency has recently issued a communication concerning ‘Waste Upholstered Domestic Seating’ The EA has issued this statement to highlight the banning of disposal to landfill of waste domestic seating due to the likely presence of Persistent Organic Pollutants […]

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Is your waste management service the right fit for your company?

Is your waste management service the right fit for your company? Waste is as ever, an increasing cost to all businesses across the UK, whether that is through increases in landfill tax (which pushes all other disposal rates up on an annual basis too!) or increases in fuel which have a substantial effect on waste […]

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UK Plastic Packaging Tax

What is it? The UK government are imposing a new tax that will apply to plastic packaging manufactured in, or imported into the UK, that does not contain at least 30% recycled plastic. Plastic packaging is packaging that is predominantly plastic by weight. It will not apply to any plastic packaging which contains at least […]

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