Industry call for tougher controls on carriers, brokers and dealers

Industry call for tougher controls on carriers, brokers and dealers Waste operators should be able to demonstrate competence, responsibility and transparency as part of tougher controls to combat waste crime, according to a cross-sector group of experts. The group includes … Read More

packaging

Councils call for ban on low-grade plastic packaging

Councils call for ban on low-grade plastic packaging The Local Government Association (LGA) has urged the Government to consider banning low-grade single-use plastic packaging, after revealing that just a third of household plastic can be recycled. In a report, the … Read More

recycling

Northern Ireland recycling rate rises

Northern Ireland recycling rate rises Northern Ireland’s municipal waste recycling rate has risen by 3.9 to 43.6% in the first three months of 2018. The nations’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs published its municipal waste management statistics for … Read More

recycling

WRAP finds ‘local’ flats recycling approach can help

WRAP finds ‘local’ flats recycling approach can help WRAP has published a report looking to “identify and test measures” to help local authorities improve recycling, particularly on flatted properties within UK cities and urban areas. Some of the findings of … Read More

Defra defends recycling in face of EfW criticism

Defra defends recycling in face of EfW criticism With energy from waste facing criticism this week in claims that it is slowing recycling and that new plants are not needed, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has stepped … Read More

Gate fees ‘fall for landfill sites’ in 2017

Gate fees ‘fall for landfill sites’ in 2017 Gate fees for landfill sites, excluding tax, have fallen slightly from 2016 but local authorities and waste contractors expect to see increases soon as available capacity reduces. That was the verdict from … Read More

Commission finds public ‘frustrated’ over recycling

Commission finds public ‘frustrated’ over recycling The public are frustrated by the complexity of recycling, the government has been told by the National Infrastructure Commission, in a report published today. And the NIC has also highlighted its research which found … Read More

food waste

ADBA ‘fully expects’ UK to introduce mandatory food waste collections

Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) chief executive Charlotte Morton has called on councils in England to prepare for mandatory separate food waste collections, which will be required under EU rules. The circular economy (CE) package has been agreed by … Read More

recycling

Businesses and politicians urge tax boost for recycling

An influential body of businesses and politicians has urged ministers to use tax measures to boost recycling. The Aldersgate Group said VAT and environmental levies could be critical tools in improving resource efficiency. Its report No Time to Waste sets … Read More

recycling in London

Mayor warns London boroughs to recycle weekly

Mayor warns London boroughs to recycle weekly London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he hopes to use persuasion to ensure that all 32 boroughs offer weekly collections of dry recyclables and food waste but indicated he could use force. Taking … Read More