recycling

Government to support 65% recycling rate

Government to support 65% recycling rate The Government will vote in favour boosting recycling rates as part of a package of EU measures, resources minister Therese Coffey has confirmed. The circular economy (CE) package, which is soon to be voted … Read More

council waste

New Environment Agency crime powers come into force

New Environment Agency crime powers come into force The Environmental Services Association (ESA) is looking to debunk the “illusion” that bringing services in-house is the best way for local authorities to deliver waste services.  The trade body, which represents private … Read More

environment agency

New Environment Agency crime powers come into force

New Environment Agency crime powers come into force New powers to tackle waste crime, including allowing the Environment Agency to lock illegal waste sites and force rogue traders to clean up all waste, came into force on the 29th of … Read More

plastic tax

Call for evidence on plastic tax announced

Call for evidence on plastic tax announced Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed that he is considering a tax on packaging in a bid to tackle plastic waste. The move was announced during his spring statement, during which he also said … Read More

circular economy

Achieving a circular economy: New business guide launched by edie

Achieving a circular economy: New business guide launched by edie Organisations looking to accelerate the transition to a circular economy now have access to a comprehensive ‘edie explains’ guide which breaks down everything there is to know about achieving a … 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

plastic waste

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

waste strategy

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

hmrc

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