Legislation Wednesday 26 July 2017
14 July 2017

Environmental laws included in Repeal Bill

The government’s Repeal Bill – published yesterday (14 July) – will maintain the ‘body’ of current environmental laws as the UK leaves the EU, but uncertainty remains over policy direction post-Brexit. Formally titled ...


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24 July 2017

Palmer-Jones calls for ‘progressive policies’ on plastics


David Palmer Jones, chief executive of Suez, has called for the government to ‘holistically’ tackle the problem of plastic pollution in the natural environment. Responding to Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s plan to ban ...

21 July 2017

Gove announces renewed resource strategy


The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced plans for a renewed strategy on waste and resources that will “look ahead to opportunities outside the EU”. Speaking at WWF UK on Friday (21 July) on ‘Delivering a Green ...

14 July 2017

Creagh and Parish back in environment posts


Two MPs who have held the government to account over waste issues will continue to chair influential parliamentary select committees, following nominations by MPs this week. Mary Creagh, the Labour MP for Wakefield, has been ...

11 July 2017

Defra review backs PRN system


A review of the PRN and packaging recycling system in the UK has found in favour of retaining the current scheme. Carried out by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and published on 7 July 2017, the review has ...

4 July 2017

Metal theft declining, says National Crime Agency


EXCLUSIVE: Metal theft is continuing to decline, the National Crime Agency has said in its annual review of serious crime in the UK. Commenting in its National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime 2017, ...

27 June 2017

Add natural capital to accounts, says Baroness Parminter


Natural capital should be added into national accounts, Liberal Democrat environmentalist Baroness Parminter has told this year’s CIWM 'Resource the Future' conference in London. As keynote speaker, Baroness Parminter followed ...

23 June 2017

The Week in Waste – 23 June 2017


VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video sponsored by Bollegraaf, we take a quick look at this week's news of the Great Repeal Bill in the Queen's Speech. Also, we report on how the Essex MBT saga could see Urbaser Balfour ...

21 June 2017

Repeal Bill confirmed in Queen’s Speech


The government has committed to introducing a Great Repeal Bill to bring existing EU regulations into UK law, it has been confirmed in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament today (21 June). The speech, which follows the State Opening...

21 June 2017

Waste groups reach out to Gove over resource strategy


The resource and waste management Trade Association Group (TAG) – which brings together bodies from across the sector – has called for Environment Secretary Michael Gove to prioritise resource efficiency in his new role. ...

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