Defra’s WEEE targets criticised by ESA

Defra’s WEEE targets criticised by ESA The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has been left disappointed after Defra rejected calls for higher UK WEEE collection targets and, in some categories, opted for lower increases than originally proposed. Defra has announced that the … Read More


Defra urged to prove its Brexit capacity

Defra urged to prove its Brexit capacity MPs have called on Defra to provide evidence of its capacity to handle the transposition of EU environmental laws when the UK leaves the union. The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) expressed concern about … Read More

Circular Economy

Defra minister hints at UK’s Circular Economy approach

Defra under-secretary Lord Gardiner of Kimble has offered an insight into the government’s position on the EU’s Circular Economy Package, indicating that the government may be open to adopting some measures set out by Brussels. Lord Gardiner’s comments came in … Read More


MP Debate Paints Uncertain Future for Defra

The future of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) looked uncertain after MPs from four political parties outlined their vision for a ‘greener’ government at a debate in London. Secretary of State for the Environment Liz Truss, … Read More

Resource Efficiency Could Generate an Extra £3.58bn for UK Businesses by 2020

According to a new study published by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), further progress can be made to prevent waste, reduce costs and generate revenue from waste through ‘better regulation’. The Environment Agency launched 11 new … Read More