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More than half of microplastics stay trapped on land and in freshwater environments

More than half of microplastics stay trapped on land and in freshwater environments More than half of microplastics remain on land and in freshwater environments, according to a new report by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). … Read More

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Landfill in England to run out in seven years

Landfill in England to run out in seven years England now has 6.8 years left of non-hazardous landfill life, based on 2016 inputs, according to the Environment Agency. Newly published data for 2016 from permitted waste management operators in England … Read More

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Environmental groups urge greater law scrutiny after Brexit

Environmental groups urge greater law scrutiny after Brexit The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and other professional bodies in the environmental sector say the Government’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill fails to allow adequate Parliamentary scrutiny of changes needed for implementing … Read More

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New approach to recycling could secure £150m a year

New approach to recycling could secure £150m a year Councils could plough £150m into the economy every year if they used their recycling services to generate high-quality materials, a new report claims.  Conducted by five recycling companies in Northern Ireland, … Read More

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What will a post-Brexit waste management sector look like?

What will a post-Brexit waste management sector look like? With Brexit negotiations under way and Leave campaigner Michael Gove in charge of Defra spoke to Recycling & Waste world about what’s in store for the waste management sector.  Michael Gove’s … Read More

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Risk of waste crime due to lack of understanding of key legislation

 Rural businesses are putting themselves at risk of waste crime due to fundamental lack of understanding of key legislation New national research commissioned by ‘right Waste, right Place’ shows that almost a third of agriculture businesses claim to have had … Read More

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ESA accuses Eunomia report of “flawed” findings

ESA accuses Eunomia report of “flawed” findings ESA executive director Jacob Hayler has slammed a Eunomia report on residual waste for its flawed findings. The 12th Eunomia Residual Waste Infrastructure Review found that the UK’s supply of treatment capacity will … Read More

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Councils’ spending on waste management rises

Councils’ spending on waste management rises Local authorities in England are expected to increase their spending on waste and recycling by £200m this year, a growth of 5% over two years. Figures released by the Department for Communities and Local … Read More

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WRAP Report Reveals Circular Opportunities For WEEE

WRAP Report Reveals Circular Opportunities For WEEE Consumer appetite for circular business models, such as take back schemes, is growing, presenting the resources sector with new opportunities to work in partnership with electrical brands and retailers, according to new research … Read More

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Landfill gate fees rise as volume shrinks

Landfill gate fees rise as volume shrinks Landfill gate fees increased in 2016 by just under 5% while fees for most other facilities fell, according to WRAP’s annual Gate Fees Report, which also showed a wide divergence in transactions at … Read More