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

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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

recycling

UK exceeds 2015 end of life vehicle recycling target

UK exceeds 2015 end of life vehicle recycling target The UK has seen a jump of more than 6% in its End of Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling and recovery performance, meaning that it has met the 95% target set by … Read More

environmental consulting

UK environmental consulting market still solid despite Brexit

UK environmental consulting market still solid despite Brexit The UK’s environmental consulting (EC) market hit a record value of £1.65bn in 2016, according to market research firm Environment Analyst. Growth of 6.3% was fuelled by strong demand across major client … 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

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

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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Further decline in tonnage going to English MRFs

  Further decline in tonnage going to English MRFs The latest data from the MRF reporting scheme shows the input tonnage in England has fallen for two quarters in a row, the first time this has happened since records began. … Read More