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55% Large Businesses Commit to Circularity, Yet Don’t Make the Change

A recent study released by Bain & Company found that over half of large enterprises, precisely 55%, have expressed commitments towards circularity. However, the prevailing “linear mindset” continues to hinder these companies from wholly incorporating it into their operational practices. Circular Economy Business Practices Of the organisations that were part…

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Updates From the World of Recycling | August

WasteTrade Exhibiting at Plast 2023 Next Week In Milan WasteTrade is exhibiting at Plast 2023 next week in Milan from 5-8th September. Plast 2023 is a trade show for the global plastics industry, showcasing the latest talent and innovation in all areas of plastics; WasteTrade will be exhibiting to make…

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Waste Definition

What is Waste? Rethinking Our Waste Definition

Evolution of the Waste Definition The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) emphasises the pressing need to reconsider the current waste definition. As the resources and waste sector has progressed, newer and more nuanced management techniques have emerged. Unfortunately, the prevailing EU definitions hinders us in realising their full potential.…

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Plastic Packaging Tax

Plastic Packaging Tax Reforms | The Questions we Should be Asking

Plastic Packaging Tax 2023 The United Kingdom’s HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has opened its doors to a new consultation about the future of the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT), offering a fresh opportunity for industry professionals to contribute their insights. Zoe Brimelow, a director at Duo, a prominent packaging manufacturer…

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Updates From the World of Recycling | July

Defra’s Newly Released Waste Statistics: A Detailed Analysis The UK’s recycling rate slightly improved from 44.4% in 2020 to 44.6% in 2021, but the amount of biodegradable waste sent to landfill increased, and packaging waste recycling remained stagnant at 63.2%. Recycling rates varied by material, with paper and cardboard reaching…

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Staggering £6 Million Investment into Plastics Research

£6M Boost in Plastic Sustainability Research UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), a prominent national funding agency, has made a significant stride in environmental conservation by backing five unique, sustainable plastic projects with a hefty £6m in funding. This move is part of the UK’s broader drive towards a sustainable future…

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Defra Waste Statistics

Defra’s Newly Released Waste Statistics: A Detailed Analysis

The UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) recently published the nation’s waste statistics for 2021, casting a spotlight on the recycling efforts across the country. The data reveals nuanced improvements, stagnation in some areas, and continued cause for concern in others. However, industry experts and stakeholders maintain…

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Corporate Social Responsibility UK | Why Your Business Should be Embracing CSR

The term ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (CSR) refers to business practices that help companies be socially accountable—to themselves, their stakeholders, their clients, and the public. In the current business environment, CSR is no longer a luxury but a necessity; it is the cornerstone upon which forward-thinking businesses build their reputations and…

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Circular Economy for Waste

Pioneering a Circular Economy for Waste: An Open Call to Universities and Research Institutes

In our rapidly evolving world, every challenge presents a unique opportunity for innovation. As we confront the issue of waste management, we at WasteTrade are driven by the vision of transforming this challenge into an opportunity for circularity. Our online marketplace not only promotes responsible waste disposal and recycling, but…

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New WasteTrade Marketpalce

WasteTrade Launching New and Improved Waste Marketplace

The New Marketplace WasteTrade is thrilled to announce the launch of our new and improved marketplace this week. With a strong focus on enhancing the user experience, streamlining navigation, and increasing the efficiency of the recycling process, WasteTrade is positioned to revolutionise the way waste commodities are traded. New Layout…

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Oceans and Landscapes

Plastic Pollution is Devastating the Environment | WasteTrade’s Commitment to Protecting Oceans and Landscapes

As World Environment Day and World Oceans Day are both this week, 5th June and 8th June respectively, we at WasteTrade would like to take this as an opportunity to highlight the urgency surrounding the plastic pollution crisis and the devastating effects it is having on our oceans and our…

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Single-Use Plastic Ban

England’s Single-Use Plastic Ban | Defra Publishes Guidance

Single-Use Plastic Ban The United Kingdom’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has recently made public its advisory on the impending ban of single-use plastics across England, set to come into effect from the 1st of October, 2023. On the 14th of January, Thérèse Coffey, the Environment Secretary,…

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Reducing Plastic Pollution 80% by 2024

Roadmap to a Greener Future: The UN Strategy for Reducing Plastic Pollution 80% by 2040

UN Plan to Tackle Plastic Waste The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the environmental arm of the United Nations headquartered in Kenya, published a detailed plan on Monday aiming to diminish plastic waste by a staggering 80% by the year 2040. According to the report, the proposed reduction in plastic…

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WasteTrade at PRSE 2023

WasteTrade at PRSE 2023: Changing Course to a Greener Future

Last week, WasteTrade exhibited at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) 2023 in Amsterdam. Over the course of two days, we had the chance to meet and network with a broad range of individuals and organisations from within the plastics recycling industry throughout Europe and around the world. We found…

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Plastic Packaging

UK Gov Suggests Alterations to Plastic Packaging Tax to Promote Chemical Recycling

The UK government has declared its intention to hold a consultation on amending the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) to incentivise investment in chemical recycling. Mass Balance Approach: A Game-Changer for UK Recycling? The consultation aims to gather opinions on whether a “mass balance approach” should be permitted for determining the…

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WasteTrade Exhibiting at PRSE Amsterdam 2023

WasteTrade Returns to PRSE Amsterdam 2023: Exhibiting 10-11 May 2023, Stand No. A43

WasteTrade is delighted to announce its attendance at the prestigious PRSE Amsterdam 2023 trade show, an event dedicated to European plastics recycling. The team looks forward to reconnecting with industry professionals and forging new relationships in the pursuit of sustainable and circular waste management solutions. WasteTrade is a cutting-edge online…

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Circular Economy

No Time to Waste: UK Must Embrace Waste Exporting Now to Achieve a Circular Economy

Only 7.5% of materials used in the UK are reused, creating a significant circularity gap and hindering the country’s efforts to achieve a circular economy and net-zero emissions. Adopting more recycling-based circular solutions could reduce material use by up to 40% and carbon footprint by 43%, but the UK’s lack…

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Bin Collection Changes

Protecting the Environment or Making a Profit? A Closer Look at the UK Government’s Proposed Bin Collection Changes

The UK government will require households to segregate plastic waste by type into different recycling bins to increase recycling rates and reduce plastic waste in landfills and incinerators. Critics have raised concerns about the cost and complexity of the changes, as well as the potential for reduced recycling rates and…

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National Careers Week | An Interview With Liza Ambat

Liza Ambat is a Web Design and Development Executive here at WasteTrade, and is one of the newest members of the team. She has been with us just over two months and has settled into the team nicely. As it is Careers Week this week, we thought we would sit…

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National Careers Week | An Interview With Victor Cojocaru

Victor Cojocaru is a Front-End Web Developer at WasteTrade and joined the team recently. Although he has only been here a short time, he has already made a positive impact since joining the team. We thought it would be great to sit down with him during Careers Week to learn…

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National Careers Week | An Interview With Carla Fuller

Carla Fuller is an Online Support Specialist here at WasteTrade, and having started just under two months ago, she is one of the newest members of the team. With it being careers week, we took the opportunity to speak to Carla and learn more about her professional background, her experience…

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Net Zero Technology

£77 Million Investment in Maritime Net Zero Technology | UK Government

The UK government has launched a £77 million Zero Emission Vessels and Infrastructure (ZEVI) competition aimed at decarbonising the country’s maritime sector. The funding will take existing green maritime technology from the factory to the sea, identifying which projects will have a long-term impact in reducing emissions. The ZEVI competition…

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Single Use Plastic Plates and Cutlery To Be Banned In England

Single Use Plastics Single use plastic plates, cutlery and other items are set to be banned in England from October 2023; this action is part of England’s 25 Year Environment Plan (2018), which aims to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste by 2042. According to the Department for Environment, Food and…

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WasteTrade | 2022: A Year In Review

As Christmas and the new year get closer, we have decided to take this opportunity to reflect on 2022 and look back at everything we achieved in our first full year. 2022 is the WasteTrade’s first full calendar year, and to say it has been an eventful one would be…

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Energy Prices 2022

Energy Prices 2022 | What the Energy Price Crisis Means for Recycling In the UK and Europe

Energy Price Rise It will come as news to no one that Europe is battling an extreme energy price rise. There are many contributing factors to this, such as the general economic slowdown caused by COVID-19 spending. Also, power generators that were shut down during the pandemic due to diminishing…

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The Big Sustainability Expo 2022

WasteTrade Are Sustainability Champions | The Big Sustainability Expo 2022

Last week on Thursday 22nd September, WasteTrade exhibited at The Big Sustainability Expo 2022. This event brought together leaders in corporate sustainability from all sectors of the economy. We had the opportunity to meet with many different individuals and businesses to discuss what we at WasteTrade, together with ThinkCarbon, are…

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WasteTrade Nominated For ‘Waste’ Award | The Big Sustainability Expo 2022

Waste Management Company We are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘Waste’ Award at this year’s Big Sustainability Expo in St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton on September 22nd. The waste award we are nominated for is: “From circular principles applied to design, to projects achieving…

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WasteTrade Will Be Attending the Big Sustainability Expo, Southampton 2022.

On September 22nd, 2022, WasteTrade will be attending the Big Sustainability Expo that is taking place at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton. This expo is one of the UK’s leading events in corporate sustainability and in the push towards net-zero carbon emissions. Over the years this event has been running…

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June 22nd – WasteTrade: The Launch | PRSE 2022 Amsterdam.

The ever-growing waste crisis has been devastating the natural environment across the globe for decades. The waste industry has been struggling for a long time, failing to sustainably process anywhere near the amount of waste we produce. Compliance and regulation issues, coordinating transport and the lack of clarity around the…

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The 2030 Agenda

Sustainability Agenda What is the 2030 Agenda? The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations at the Sustainable Development summit, held in September 2015. The agenda was designed to bring about a more sustainable future for the entire…

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ThinkCarbon is a new project tasked with combatting the excessive levels of carbon emissions being produced around the world. Owing to decades of over-consumption, we are facing a climate catastrophe. However, it is not too late for us to make the important changes we need to make for the sake…

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Work With Us

WasteTrade is a new tech company looking to make a global impact on the world’s waste and sustainability industries. We offer meaningful career opportunities to individuals ideally suited to helping us achieve this. We want to work alongside people who share our beliefs and are excited to get involved in…

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WasteTrade: The Global Waste Marketplace

Owing to decades of over-production and over-consumption around the world, we are facing a climate catastrophe. Globally, we produce over 2 billion tonnes of waste every year; that number is forecast to increase to 3.4 billion tonnes by 2050. Billions of tonnes of waste every year are handled in ways…

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