Legislation Saturday 13 February 2016
AEB's waste incinerator in Amsterdam. The Netherlands is one of the largest importers of RDF produced in the UK 10 February 2016

Commission looks to ‘even distribution’ for EfW capacity

The European Commission is to look at ways of utilising surplus energy from waste capacity on the continent, in order to end some Member States’ dependence on landfill. If realised, the plans could potentially mean that there is...


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waste data launch 9 February 2016

Government urged to act on waste data transparency


The author of a Ricardo-AEA report on waste data has claimed it would be “naïve” for government to rely on voluntary initiatives alone in providing more transparent waste data reporting. Unveiling the consultancy’s ‘Waste...

Dr Liz Goodwin has been awarded an OBE 8 February 2016

WRAP finances ‘excellent’ as Goodwin reveals departure


Dr Liz Goodwin is to step down from her position as chief executive of WRAP at the end of June, the waste and resources charity has announced today (8 February). WRAP’s second ever chief executive, Dr Goodwin, 54, has led the ...

The Trident Park facility in Cardiff is among Wales' flagship EfW plants 3 February 2016

Welsh Environment Bill paves way for EfW limits


The Welsh Assembly has passed legislation that could pave the way for some materials to be banned from treatment via energy from waste (EfW) facilities in the province. Wales’ National Assembly yesterday passed the Environment (...

New licensing rules are in place for tyre recycling operators in Scotland 2 February 2016

Scotland tightens waste tyre licensing rules


The Scottish Government is tightening up its licensing rules on the storage and disposal of waste tyres, in a bid to clamp down on illegal operators. Subject to parliamentary approval, the Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) ...

bulky fridges 1 February 2016

JTA wins compliance fee bid again


The Department for Business has today announced that the WEEE Compliance Fee proposal submitted by the Joint Trade Association has been approved for use under the WEEE system – two other rival bids were submitted. The fee is...

Kerry McCarthy Food Waste Bill missed its slot in parliament today 29 January 2016

Food waste bill misses parliamentary slot


The second reading of the Food Waste (Reduction) Bill missed its slot in the House of Commons today (29 January) due to an overrunning first bill and two urgent questions and now seems more likely to fail.  The non-hearing of...

viridor_paper 29 January 2016

Resource model needs new boundaries, says Viridor


Viridor has declared that current resource management systems in England are ‘no longer fit for purpose’ and is calling for a ‘new and ambitious model’ that moves beyond traditional local authority areas. And, as well as ...

The Food Waste Bill will have a second reading in Parliament tomorrow 28 January 2016

Labour to face off with government on food waste bill


Defra has confirmed it will not be supporting mandatory measures to force business to reduce food waste under the Food Waste (Reduction) Bill, which is due to have its second reading in Parliament tomorrow (29 January). The ...

TEEP requirements have not led to a shift towards separate collections, EA data suggests. Pictured: Kier operatives collecting material in Bristol. 28 January 2016

EU report calls for clarity on separate collections


A report compiled on behalf of the European Commission has called for greater clarity on what constitutes separate collections of recyclables and clear treatment standards for ‘high quality’ recycling. The

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