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London Assembly rebuked over EfW report

London Assembly rebuked over EfW report The London Assembly has called for a reversal of the trend in the capital for councils to send waste materials for incineration – but it has been censured by the Environmental Services Association (ESA) … Read More

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Energy from waste report leaves the ESA ‘perplexed’

Energy from waste report leaves the ESA ‘perplexed’ The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has been left “incredibly disappointed” by the London-focused report accusing it of criticising energy from waste, “without offering any solutions”. Jacob Hayler, ESA’s executive director, described the … Read More

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UK the biggest contributor to ERP’s milestone

The European Recycling Platform (ERP) has announced it has collected and treated more than 3 million tonnes of WEEE across the continent since its foundation in 2002. This equates to preventing the emission of more than 32 million tonnes of … Read More

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Plastic waste strategy evolving after public concern

Plastic waste strategy evolving after public concern Fast–track changes to the current packaging recovery note (PRN) system, increased recycling targets for plastic packaging and stronger political support to help local authorities deliver greater consistency in household collections are being urged … Read More

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Resources & waste strategy ‘second half of the year’

Resources & waste strategy ‘second half of the year’ Defra has given a clear indication that it may not be able to publish its resources and waste strategy until the second half of the year. Resource minister Therese Coffey discussed … Read More

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Defra and WRAP launch £500,000 Food Waste Reduction Fund

Defra and WRAP launch £500,000 Food Waste Reduction Fund Defra has given a clear indication that it may not be able to publish its resources and waste strategy until the second half of the year. Environment minister Thérèse Coffey has … Read More

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HMRC consults on landfill tax changes

HMRC consults on landfill tax changes HM Revenue & Customs has launched a consultation on extending landfill tax to illegal sites, which details safeguards for landowners who carry out “reasonable due diligence”. The Government said it would combine legislation on … Read More

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UK exceeds 2015 end of life vehicle recycling target

UK exceeds 2015 end of life vehicle recycling target The UK has seen a jump of more than 6% in its End of Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling and recovery performance, meaning that it has met the 95% target set by … Read More

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UK environmental consulting market still solid despite Brexit

UK environmental consulting market still solid despite Brexit The UK’s environmental consulting (EC) market hit a record value of £1.65bn in 2016, according to market research firm Environment Analyst. Growth of 6.3% was fuelled by strong demand across major client … Read More

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EU adopts plastics strategy

EU adopts plastics strategy The first ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics has been adopted  as part of what the EU describe as a “transition towards a more circular economy.” Under the new plans, all plastic packaging on the EU market … Read More

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