2020 Waste Targets

Will the UK meet 2020 Waste Targets?

The UK’s 2020 waste targets will soon be obsolete, recycling rates have plummeted to around 44%, despite the target set at 50% by the year 2020 and 22 million tons of waste being sent to landfill and not recycled every … Read More

Recycling boxes to be banned

Box type recycling to be banned on safety grounds

Recycling boxes to be banned – Councils are being called on to stop ‘box type’ recycling/rubbish collections due to health and safety concerns, according to new research. A study by the University of Greenwich and published by the Institution of … Read More

Waste Strategy

Defra launches Resources & Waste Strategy

The long-awaited Resources & Waste Strategy (RWS) will be launched tomorrow (18 December) and will contain wide ranging proposals covering measures around waste prevention, reuse and recycling. Secretary of state for the environment, Michael Gove will be questioned in Parliament … Read More

Brexit waste law warning

European Commission issues waste law warning ahead of Brexit

Brexit waste law warning: In the notice to stakeholders, “Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Waste Law”, the EC highlights the impact of Brexit on the waste sector from midnight on 30 March 2019. Brexit waste law warning: The … Read More

Environment Agency to Confirm Separate Collection Legislation

As part of efforts to enforce a separate collection approach, the Environment Agency is asking councils and waste collection companies to supply information on their collection arrangements by the end of March 2015. As set out under the Waste (England … Read More