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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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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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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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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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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 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