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UK government reviewing the potential of recycling PPE waste

15th February 2022

Coronavirus / PPE


Tonnes of COVID-19 healthcare waste exposes ‘dire need’ to improve waste management systems – WHO

2nd February 2022

Coronavirus / medical waste / World Health Organisation


Rate of reuse down 60% last year as the sector ‘hard hit’ by COVID-19

28th January 2022

Coronavirus / reuse / Reuse Network


Omicron absence rates pushed to ‘never before seen’ average of 4.87% – LARAC

14th January 2022

Coronavirus / LARAC / local authorities


England’s drop in recycling reflects impact of pandemic and service disruptions – Defra

6th January 2022

collections / Coronavirus / Local Authority Collected Waste Statistics


Other frontline staff used to keep council waste and recycling services going

5th January 2022

Coronavirus / ESA / LARAC / LGA


Face mask litter increased by almost 9,000% from March to October 2020

13th December 2021

Coronavirus / Litter / University of Portsmouth


First year of pandemic saw 16% increase in reported incidents of fly-tipping in England

9th December 2021

Coronavirus / Defra / Fly-Tipping / Waste Crime


New study pinpoints ‘likely path’ of COVID-related plastic waste in the ocean

11th November 2021

Coronavirus / Nanjing University / plastic


Covering all bases

23rd June 2021

Coronavirus / health and safety / PPE


Report highlights ‘important role’ of Energy Recovery Facilities in tackling COVID-19 waste

21st June 2021

Clinical Waste / Coronavirus / Veolia


The Princess Royal visits Veolia’s Southwark facility to celebrate training and thank key workers

24th May 2021

Coronavirus / key workers / Veolia


Pandemic ‘disruption’ reflected in England recycling figures

13th May 2021

Coronavirus / Defra / Local Authority Collected Waste Statistics


A safe exit from lockdown and rebuilding sustainability culture post Covid-19

5th May 2021

Coronavirus / covid-19 / culture / sustainability


“Don’t Panic Mr Hancock!” – Pandemic waste and how to deal with it

28th April 2021

Coronavirus / Healthcare Waste / resilience


Retask the Mask: UK recycling campaign tackling face mask pollution

22nd April 2021

Coronavirus / facemasks / Plastic Waste / PPE / Recycling


Study: Pandemic has made UK people more ‘environmentally conscious’ – but ‘green’ behaviours have dipped

14th April 2021

aviva / behaviour change / Coronavirus


Post lockdown litter prompts call for businesses to #ReturnToRefill

9th April 2021

Coronavirus / Litter / plastic / Single-Use

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