plastic

Gove urged to be ‘bold and radical’ over plastic waste

Gove urged to be ‘bold and radical’ over plastic waste The Resource Association is calling for “bold and radical” leadership from the Government to stimulate secondary markets for plastic waste in the UK. The association says the crackdown by China … Read More

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agreements on recycling

BIR calls for international agreements on recycling

BIR calls for international agreements on recycling Global recycling association, Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), is calling for world leaders to implement and strengthen international agreements that promote recycling. The recommendation comes in a list of seven changes to prioritise … Read More

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waste

UK needs to re-evaluate its waste policy post-Brexit, says top government scientists

UK needs to re-evaluate its waste policy post-Brexit, says top government scientists The UK needs to re-evaluate its waste policy after leaving the EU, according to a new report published by two top government scientists. Written by government chief scientist … Read More

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circular economy

Agreement on circular economy proposals

Agreement on circular economy proposals The UK needs to re-evaluate its waste policy after leaving the EU, according to a new report published by two top government scientists. The European Council and the European Parliament have agreed key elements of … Read More

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WEEE

WEEE processors seek ‘challenging’ 2018 targets

WEEE processors seek ‘challenging’ 2018 targets Amidst concerns that the UK could miss recycling targets for waste electrical equipment this year, operators of treatment plants have warned that the way regulators classify WEEE is a factor behind any shortfall. The … Read More

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EU waste

Agreement over Waste Framework Directive revisions

Agreement over Waste Framework Directive revisions An agreement on the Waste Framework Directive revisions with new recycling targets has been reached between the European Council and the European Parliament. The breakthrough was achieved at extended meetings which finished in the … Read More

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environment agency

Environment Agency consults on permitting charges

Environment Agency consults on permitting charges The Environment Agency is consulting on changes to the way it issues permits, with a plan to levy charges on sites which require more regulatory effort. As part of the changes – which would … Read More

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Energy from waste

Energy from waste catching recycling rate

Energy from waste catching recycling rate England’s recycling rate is starting to be closed on by the amount of waste material sent for recovery via energy from waste plants, with a gap of just 6.5% between the two figures. According … Read More

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recycling

England recycling rate up – East Riding tops table

England recycling rate up – East Riding tops table England’s recycling rate, including composting, returned to growth in the financial year 2016/17 with a rise to 45.1% compared to 44.4% the previous financial year. [Note: the 44.4% figure has been … Read More

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industrial strategy

Waste sector responds positively to Industrial Strategy

Waste sector responds positively to Industrial Strategy The waste and recycling sector has responded positively to the Government’s Industrial Strategy. The strategy includes not only a commitment to move towards a circular strategy but also the pledge to raise “the … Read More

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