News Tuesday 28 February 2017
27 February 2017

Minister outlines scale of HMRC landfill tax investigations

HMRC has targeted 78 landfill site operators to ensure that they are paying the correct level of landfill tax for their operations in the last two years, a government minister has revealed. Last week, Financial Secretary to the Treasury Jane Ellison responded to questions over the level of outstanding landfill tax owed to the ...

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27 February 2017

News in Brief (27/02/2017)

 

With news on: York waste prevention fund; DS Smith relocates recycling facilities; Cawleys celebrates anniversary, and Kingston flats incentive scheme.

27 February 2017

Retailers urged to tackle food waste via labelling

 

Retailers could reduce an estimated 350,000 tonnes of avoidable household food waste per year via changes to packaging and ‘Use By’ dates, a survey by WRAP has claimed today (27 February). The Retailer Survey – which is used...

24 February 2017

Top collection crews sought for 2017 Awards for Excellence

 

Local authorities and waste firms are being encouraged to champion the hard work of their collection crews by putting them forward for the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management. The deadline has now been extended...

24 February 2017

Can a deposit scheme for bottles and cans work?

 

Phil Conran, director at environmental consultancy 360 Environmental offers his view on the recent debate about deposit return schemes for materials such as cans and bottles. The discussion about a potential deposit ...

24 February 2017

Giant Edmonton ERF gets government go-ahead

 

Plans to build a major new energy recovery facility to replace the Edmonton EcoPark in north London received backing from the government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today (24 February). The...

24 February 2017

Cost of food waste collections in spotlight

 

A cost projection for the introduction of separate food waste collections by every council in England was met with scepticism at the National Food Waste Conference in London yesterday (23 February). In her opening address at the ...

24 February 2017

Walk for Waste to scale new heights in 2017

 

A sponsored walk which raised more than £6,000 for third world waste projects in 2016 will return this summer to take on Scafell Pike – England’s highest peak. WasteAid UK’s first ‘Walk for Waste’ saw 25 waste ...

24 February 2017

Cambridgeshire councils in collections overhaul

 

Two Cambridgeshire councils are gearing up for a service change affecting 130,000 households in a bid to streamline waste and recycling collections across the region. Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire councils are ...

24 February 2017

The Week in Waste – 24 February

 

VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video sponsored by Bollegraaf, we report on debate over the introduction of a deposit return system for bottles and cans. Also, we report on the future of local authority PFI waste contracts...

 
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