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One of the most influential and prominent waste and recycling online trade magazines in the UK. Dedicated to the writing and reporting of breaking waste and recycling news, Commercial Waste covers a multitude of waste management and recycling topics – helping to guide businesses, both large and small, through the latest legislations and legal requirements.

In an ever changing world, Commercial Waste Magazine prides itself in its ability to provide reliable and trustworthy waste management guidance to companies and individuals throughout the UK. Covering niche but crucial topics such as toxic waste, pharmaceutical waste, and biomedical waste, Commercial Waste covers every aspect of the industry. Additionally, we are proud to discuss and report associated topics and influences concerning waste management, including climate change, politics, science, and technological innovation.

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Waste Management News

Eleven billion items of packaging wasted by British workers every year

A picture of a Food Savvy leaflet to promote recyclable packaging.

From sandwich boxes, to crisps and napkins, British workers’ ‘lunch on the go’ habit is generating 10.7 billion items of packaging waste annually — 276 items per person - according to new research from environmental charity Hubbub.

The research of over 1,200 UK full and part-time workers revealed they use an average of four packaging items for each lunch purchase, with 76% picking up a main item e.g. sandwich...

Amazon’s mission towards sustainability – genuine or a gimmick?

Amazon box with excessive paper wrapping

The traditional “take, make, dispose” retail model combined with increasing demand for next day delivery has led to more delivery trucks, layers of unnecessary polystyrene and bubble wrap packaging; increasing waste and pollution. More and more e-commerce retailers are called to think outside the box both figuratively and practically.