Legislation Sunday 4 December 2016
One of WISH's initial fire tests on baled material, which took place in 2014 at the Fire Protection Association in Gloucestershire (photo: WRA) 10 November 2016

WISH chair calls for ‘scientific’ approach to waste fires

The Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum agrees with ‘90%’ of the Environment Agency’s Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) guidance – the Forum’s chair, Chris Jones has said. However, speaking at the Fire Prevention and ...

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The director of the Dorset Waste Partnership has called for further guidance from government over what constitutes ‘household’ waste for disposal at household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). Karyn Punchard, director of the ...

Defra under secretary Lord Gardiner of Kimble has offered an insight into the government’s position on the EU’s Circular Economy Package, indicating that the government may be open to adopting some measures set out by Brussels

Brexit presents the waste sector with an opportunity to have a greater influence on government policy – the new chairman of the Environmental Services Association (ESA), Stewart Davies, has said. Dr Davies, chief executive of ...

A bill devolving landfill tax powers to Wales from April 2018 is due to be laid before the Welsh National Assembly today (28 November). The Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Bill will also include a ‘third rate’ of tax – set ...

Zero Waste Scotland has published the baseline data for the country's food waste reduction target up to 2025 - with a likely goal of 445,000 tonnes to be met. This is based on an 1.35 million tonnes of food and drink waste ...

The Treasury has today (23 November) restated that it will be pressing ahead with amendments to the definition of ‘taxable disposal’ for Landfill Tax purposes – with the changes to come into effect from 1 April 2017. The ...

WRAP chair Julie Hill has called on UK policy makers not to neglect green and environmental initiatives in light of the country’s impending exit from the European Union. Speaking at the WRAP Cymru Conference in Cardiff this ...

‘Target’ material received and recorded at materials recovery facilities (MRFs) for recycling in England and Wales stood at over 87% - figures published for the second quarter of 2016 suggest. Published on

A week ahead of the Autumn Statement, a group of MPs has called on the Treasury to set out its future plans for landfill tax and how it plans to support investment in the waste and recycling sector. The call today (November 16) ...

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