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Eleven EU countries fail on Single-Use Plastics Directive

The European Commission has opened legal proceedings against 11 member states for implementing the Single-Use Plastics Directive too slowly. They are: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, France, Croatia, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia and Finland. None had yet told the Commission how they proposed to fully implement the Directive. They have two months to take the necessary

The dos and don’ts of skip hire

There are a number of things that you should bear in mind when you decide to hire a skip, regarding what you can and cannot put into the skip, which size you will require for your project and whether you’ll require any permits. Here, we run through the relevant information you will need in order to

How does the construction industry tackle hazardous waste?

The construction industry produces a substantial amount of waste every year. In fact, according to a study by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs in 2018, this amounted to 62% of all waste in the UK. And the Environmental Agency believes that the quantity of waste has increased in recent years due to the encouragement of brownfield remediation

Best Practices for Construction Waste Management

Construction waste makes up one-third of the total refuse nationwide in the US. Such a statistic makes it clear it is important to make better use of debris and existing building materials to make substantial changes. Construction waste poses a great danger to the environment. For this reason, construction industries need to find suitable methods to

How is glass recycled?

Domestic waste glass is easy to recycle. The UK currently recycles around 71% of container glass, like bottles and jars. The glass sector is working towards a 90% collection rate for glass by 2030. Why is it important to recycle glass? Glass is 100% recyclable and can be endlessly recycled with no loss of quality. New

The paper recycling process

There is increasing awareness about environmental sustainability among consumers and businesses. And this awareness is also growing when it comes to paper and printing. That’s why we thought that a closer look at the recycling process might be interesting to those who are environmentally conscious and try to make green choices. Today, we’re going to

You should recycle Metal

Metal is a widely recyclable material, with many types being repurposed for further use. As global concern for the environment grows, so does the demand for increased recycling, especially of materials that would otherwise end up in landfill. At Premier Waste Services, we aim to divert as much waste from landfill as possible, working according to

The seven types of plastic

Plastic is amazing. But like anything, you can have too much of a good thing. When plastic was invented in the 50s it was seen as a wonder – material. It’s cheap to produce, light, strong and can be moulded into a huge variety of shapes and sizes. Pretty much overnight, plastic transformed our world,

Recycling rate in England falls to 43.8%

England’s recycling rate in 2020/21 tumbled by 1.7 percentage points compared to the previous financial year, when it stood at 44.5%, to 43.8%. The figures come in data released today (15 December 2021) by the waste statistics team at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The 43.8% recycling rate is for ‘waste

When Should You Hire A Skip?

Sometimes, there are situations where you might wonder whether you need a skip but are afraid of wasting money because you won’t maximise the use of your skip. However, trust us when we say that there is a time and a place for a skip and we are about to cover the four situations where

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