News Tuesday 13 October 2015
Defra's consultation has prompted responses on the future of plastic packaging targets 13 October 2015

Packaging sector calls for plastics target freeze

Respondents to a consultation on plastics packaging have called for current targets to be frozen until 2020 in order to reduce the “heat and volatility” of the PRN system. The two-month long government survey consulted waste industry members on proposals to amend plastics target under the Producer Responsibility Obligations...

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Three Rivers council is consulting on further changes to its green waste collections 13 October 2015

Top composting council consults on axing service


A top performing council for organic waste recycling is consulting residents whether it should discontinue or charge up to £70 a year for garden waste collections. Three Rivers district council in Hertfordshire argues it is ...

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Oxford and Teignbridge unveil reward schemes


Two local authorities in England have launched recycling incentives schemes for residents this month – aimed at boosting recycling rates and cutting contamination from kerbside collections. Teignbridge district council in Devon ...

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Mr Jagger gets satisfaction


Environmental lawyer, Angus Evers of London law firm King & Wood Mallesons, in his monthly column, looks at definitions of waste. In 1965, Michael “Mick” Jagger of the Rolling Stones sang that he could “get no ...

Stobart's biomass wood pellet mill in Pollington, formerly operated by Veolia 12 October 2015

Hike in waste wood gate fees ‘crippling’ supply chain


Storage restrictions and a slow summer market period is putting pressure on the waste wood supply chain, with a number of wood recyclers reporting that outlets for lower grade material are currently scarce. The 2015 summer ...

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Residual reduction prompts East Devon recycling boost


East Devon council has reported that early results from its trial to reduce residual waste collection frequency and increase recycling capacity for homes in two boroughs have seen tonnages of recycling increase. The local ...

North Lanarkshire council's offices in Motherwell - the authority has lead responsibility for the Clyde Valley project 9 October 2015

Viridor set for £700m Clyde Valley project


Viridor has been announced as preferred bidder for the £700 million Clyde Valley Residual Waste project in Scotland. The project aims to secure a long term solution for treatment and disposal of residual waste in light of ...

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The Week in Waste – October 9 2015


Take a look at the ‘Week in Waste’ video report. In this week’s report by, sponsored by Biffa, we aim to give you a snapshot of the news in the world of recycling and waste management. This week we report on ...

Environment Agency Inspectors identifying the waste at Bowbridge Road site in Newark 9 October 2015

Agencies to be given enhanced waste crime powers


New legislation is to be introduced to hand the Environment Agency greater powers to tackle waste site operators who have breached the terms of their environmental permits, the government has announced today (October 9). ...

The grant forms part of the Welsh Government's £22 million funding for environmental organisations 9 October 2015

Wales’ recycling rate passes 56%


Councils in Wales achieved a combined recycling rate of 56.2% in 2014/15, figures published by the Welsh Government yesterday (October 8) suggest. This represents an increase of 1.9%, compared to the previous year, and cements ...

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