Legislation Tuesday 28 February 2017
10 February 2017

Wales sees MRF target material boost but England static

Data on the quality of material received at material recovery facilities (MRFs) has been published for the third quarter of 2016 – suggesting that the volume of ‘target’ material received at facilities stood at close to 87%.


With the latest news and past articles about legislation covering the recycling and waste management sector, or use the News Archive below to find more items.


21 February 2017

Tetronics calls for phased end to APC residue landfilling


Plasma specialist Tetronics International has accused Defra of a U-turn over its decision to uphold a rule allowing waste companies to landfill hazardous waste materials from energy from waste plants. And, the company’s group ...

21 February 2017

EIC calls for post-Brexit rethink of separate collection rules


The government should look to offer a clearer definition of councils’ obligations for the separate collection of waste after the UK has left the EU, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) has claimed today (21 February).

20 February 2017

West Midlands waste firm director disqualified


A former director of a West Midlands waste firm has been banned from running a company and fined after pleading guilty to operating an illegal waste facility. At Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court last week (16 February) Jaskaran ...

14 February 2017

Lords Committee in Brexit waste export warning


Restrictions or tariffs placed on exports could limit the trade in waste derived fuels and other materials from the UK to Europe, a House of Lords Select Committee has claimed today (14 February). The Lords’ EU Energy and ...

10 February 2017

Hayman appointed shadow Defra minister


Labour MP Sue Hayman has been appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs following the resignation of Rachael Maskell last week. Ms Hayman – whose opposition brief will include waste and ...

8 February 2017

Defra scraps APC residue rule-change


Defra has put a halt to plans to phase out a rule allowing hazardous waste materials from energy from waste plants to be disposed of in landfill, due to ‘limited availability’ of alternative outlets for the material. Waste ...

7 February 2017

EU recommends separate collection funding boost


Revenue from landfill tax and other economic instruments should be used to support the separate collection of waste in the UK, a report from the European Commission has recommended. And, pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) schemes could also ...

6 February 2017

Final hearing in sight for waste treatment BREF


UK waste and recycling trade bodies have been given until 14 February to respond to a near final version of a European Best Available Techniques document which will help shape future regulation of the sector.  The BAT ‘...

3 February 2017

Defra ministers approve Valpak WEEE fee proposal


WEEE – waste electrical and electronic equipment – compliance fees for 2016 will be set according to a methodology drawn up by the compliance scheme Valpak, it has been revealed. The fee is an alternative mechanism that ...

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