Legislation Sunday 22 January 2017
Senior industry delegates met at Defra's Nobel House on Thursday 20 January 2017

Defra preparing for adoption of Circular Economy package

The UK will continue to play an active role in negotiations over the EU’s Circular Economy (CE) package, stakeholders were told this week (20 January) by Defra officials. Some civil servants within the Department for Environment...

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Natural Resources Wales is backing the Right Waste, Right Place campaign, an industry-led initiative aimed at helping small businesses understand their Duty of Care obligations. The ‘Right Waste, Right Place’ campaign launched...

Action to reduce food waste within the European Union remains ‘fragmented and intermittent,’ a report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has claimed. According to the ECA report published today (17 January), which ...

Options to ‘reshape’ waste and resources policy are being considered as part of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ 25-year environment plan, minister Thérèse Coffey has indicated. The Department is ...

Waste industry associations have unanimously backed higher packaging recycling targets for some materials in response to a consultation by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Industry bodies including the

Packaging producer compliance schemes have offered differing views over future recycling targets for packaging waste up to the end of the decade. The difference of views from schemes emerged in responses to a consultation into ...

A Glasgow businessman has been handed a £675 fine after having pleaded guilty to the attempted export of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to Nigeria. Henry Chukwu, director of logistics firm Favour Limited, was ...

A task force report published today (9 January) suggested that the WRAP charity could take on a new “monopolistic producer responsibility role” as seen in other countries such as Belgium and France. The study, produced by the...

The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) has announced that it is to work with the Environment Agency to develop sector-specific guidance on the prevention of fires at scrap metal sites. Work on the guidance is to begin ...

The government must commit to a new Environmental Protection Act to ensure that environmental protections are maintained in UK law when the country leaves the EU, a cross-party group of MPs has claimed. This was among the ...

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