Legislation Tuesday 31 May 2016
July 24 Ray Georgeson 31 May 2016

Georgeson calls for ‘end to confusion’ over recycling calculation

Resource Association chief executive Ray Georgeson has called for agreement on changes to the way that recycling is counted across the European Union. This is despite fears that changes to the caluclation may lead to a dip in ...


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.


Karmenu Vella cover 31 May 2016

Vella pledges EU action on food waste


The EU’s Commissioner for the Environment, Karmenu Vella has promised action to tackle food waste across Europe, including a common methodology for measuring food waste, to be adopted by Member States. Speaking at a conference ...

feature_image 23 May 2016

REA points to ‘cost benefit’ of food waste collection


Mandatory separate food waste collections in England would cut costs and save money for councils and businesses while helping the UK to hit its 2020 renewable energy and recycling targets. The message of positive financial ...

The Environment Agency has introduced a digital system for waste exemptions 20 May 2016

Businesses move to digital waste exemption service


Nearly 10,000 waste exemptions have been registered by businesses under a ‘radical’ new digital service rolled out by the Environment Agency in March, the regulator has claimed. The

Lord Deben delivered the keynote address at the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management. 20 May 2016

Lord Deben makes case for waste sector to back EU membership


Former long-serving Environment Secretary, Lord Deben has made an impassioned plea to the waste industry to back the case for the UK to remain a part of the European Union. His call to support Europe came in a keynote address on ...

SEPA aims to reduce contaminants in compost from biowaste (picture: letsrecycle.com) 19 May 2016

SEPA consults on guidance and compost quality limits


Guidance aimed at achieving ‘high quality’ recycling of food waste has been opened to consultation by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The online survey, which will run until 29 June 2016, asks how the ‘...

Silos at CSG's Cadishead site where the company is anticipating an increase in volumes of APC residue 18 May 2016

CSG prepares for ‘significant increase’ in APC residue


Cleansing Service Group (CSG) has announced plans to ramp up the processing of incinerator Air Pollution Control (APC) residues at its Cadishead site, west of Manchester in anticipation of ‘significant growth’ in demand for the service.

The MRF Regulations require operators of sorting facilities to report the quality of material they receive and process 17 May 2016

‘Non target’ MRF input material remains at 14%


The proportion of non-target recyclable material processed at MRFs in England and Wales remained broadly stable in the final quarter of 2015, data published today (17 May) by WRAP has suggested. Published on

Ealing bins cover 17 May 2016

Ealing to make commingling switch in June


Ealing council is to make its switch from a kerbside-sort to a commingled recycling collection system from next month (6 June), after changes to the authority’s waste collection contract were approved by councillors. Collections...

Environment Agency officers and Police at a waste site 12 May 2016

Lower landfill tax rate ‘encourages waste crime’


Closing the gap between the lower and standard rates of landfill tax could help to prevent waste crime, a senior waste industry figure has reasoned. The suggestion came from Gev Eduljee, external affairs director of waste and ...

Give your opinion, ask questions and supply an answer.

Valpak 234x60 july 15 Repic Whitham Mills 234x60