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10 things you need to know about the circular economy

10 things you need to know about the circular economy A working circular economy could be a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource problems. Here’s 10 facts you should know. Why do we need one? The circular economy is … Read More

England Runs the Risk of Missing Recycling Targets

Following Defra’s decision to take a step back from waste management, MP’s have urged Government to increase recycling rates across England by 2020. Government has been asked to ensure that only genuine residual waste is sent to energy-from-waste plants. MP’s … Read More

UK Council Bosses want Landfill Tax to be Capped

Taxpayers might be in for a scare as a recent article reveals that landfill charges are set to cost local taxpayers almost three-quarters of a billion pounds next year. These charges were revealed according to a new analysis carried out … Read More

Is Europe Needlessly Wasting Valuable Materials?

According to a report published by Friends of the Earth, Europe is failing to manage its resources sustainably by unnecessarily sending valuable materials to incineration and landfill. The study published by the Friends of the Earth also claims that Europeans … Read More

Is All Waste Sent to Landfill Valid?

Most waste to landfill ‘cannot be justified’ according to Lord Taylor. In a recent article published by Business Green, the Environment Minister promises renewed ambition from Defra on everything from plastic bags to air pollution. Over the past couple of … Read More

Landfill Tax: £64/Tonne Question?

Landfill tax is set to increase from £56 per tonne to £64 per tonne from 1 April 2012, an increase of £8 per tonne.  This part of the Government’s strategy to address the UK’s ever increasing waste problem, however, with … Read More