Legislation Saturday 27 May 2017
22 May 2017

Recycling definition in spotlight in EU waste negotiations

Negotiations on the EU’s circular economy package next week are to focus on recycling targets and the way they are worked out. The talks come as government ministers, with UK input, are expected to oppose the recycling rate ...


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18 May 2017

Packaging and litter feature in Conservative manifesto


The Conservative Party has launched its 2017 General Election manifesto today (18 May), in which it pledges support for ‘comprehensive rubbish collection and recycling’. The 88-page document, which outlines Theresa May’s ...

17 May 2017

Lib Dems outline waste plan in election manifesto


The Liberal Democrats have outlined a series of pledges on waste and recycling in the Party’s General Election manifesto, including a statutory 70% recycling target and a tax on incineration. Launched today (17 May) the

17 May 2017

Aldersgate Group calls for resource efficiency strategy


Aldersgate Group has called for politicians to consider resource efficiency measures as a ‘priority’, in a manifesto report setting out policies beyond the June election, published yesterday (16 May). The group, which has ...

Corbyn 16 May 2017

Labour pledges to protect EU environmental laws


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has launched his Party’s 2017 General Election manifesto in Bradford today (16 May), committing to protect environmental laws ahead of Brexit. Dubbed policies ‘

16 May 2017

UK criticised over Circular Economy package ‘transparency’


The UK government has been criticised for a ‘lack of transparency’ over its position on the EU’s Circular Economy package, ahead of negotiations on the legislative proposals this summer. The European Environment Bureau (EEB...

16 May 2017

Ex-Bionova Recycling directors jailed over funding fraud


Two former directors of a company which supplied food waste digestion equipment have been jailed for falsifying financial details on an application for a loan from a government-backed investment scheme. Frederick Bartlett and ...

12 May 2017

WRA and Agency to assess hazardous wood waste


The Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) and the Environment Agency are collaborating to assess the definition of ‘hazardous’ waste wood, following concerns over the use of lower grade material as biomass fuel. At present waste ...

10 May 2017

Election result sees Derbyshire scrap HWRC charge


Derbyshire council’s new Conservative administration has removed a charge for the disposal of DIY waste at its nine household waste recycling centres – after taking over control of the authority from Labour last week (5 May). ...

Suez Wilton 9 May 2017

Resource efficiency ‘central’ to Industrial Strategy


A group of senior waste industry and business leaders have called for resource efficiency to play a ‘central role’ in the government’s Industrial Strategy. The comments came from the RWM Ambassadors group in response to the ...

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