Legislation Friday 21 October 2016

Defra’s food waste policy ‘is working’

A senior Defra civil servant has said that food waste treatment in the UK has grown without legislation to make separate food waste collections by councils mandatory. [caption id="attachment_114012" align="alignright" width="440...


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WEEE and gas bottles discovered in Agency export raid


A cross-agency raid led by the Environment Agency at a storage site in Essex has uncovered waste items including gas bottles, fridges, PCs and televisions bound for illegal export, the Agency has claimed. The raid, which took ...

The ESA has argued channeling PRN revenue to waste processors would support increased collections 18 October 2016

ESA proposes ‘radical’ PRN reforms


Revenue from PRNs should be channelled to MRF operators or waste collection companies rather than reprocessors or exporters, the Environmental Services Association (ESA) has suggested today (18 October). This is one of four ...

Dr Coffey suggested that policy towards waste would focus on “outcomes” 12 October 2016

Coffey: EU recycling target ‘too high’


Resources minister Thérèse Coffey has reiterated Defra's reluctance to back proposals for a 65% by 2030 recycling target, as set out in the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package. In a letter written last month to the ...

Green groups have appealed to European government ministers to support the targets set out in the EU's Circular Economy package 11 October 2016

Green groups push ministers on recycling targets


A group of environmental lobby organisations has today (11 October) written to European government ministers – including the UK’s Secretary of State for Environment Andrea Leadsom – urging support for the EU’s proposed recycling ...

Kings Lynn HWRC is one site trialling revised PAYT system 10 October 2016

DCLG and councils at odds over DIY waste


The Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) has indicated that councils charging for householders to dispose of DIY waste at HWRCs may be breaking the law. Legislation was passed in March 2015 which prohibited ...

WEEE compliance schemes will collaborate on 'Regulation 34' requests to deal with WEEE from CA sites 10 October 2016

Compliance schemes to share WEEE Reg. 34 requests


EXCLUSIVE: A senior body representing waste disposal officers has backed the creation of a ‘producer compliance scheme balancing system’ by WEEE compliance schemes. The initiative, known as the ‘PBS’, has been set up by 23...

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Waste disposal authorities outline Brexit plan


EXCLUSIVE: A consortium of major waste disposal authorities have called on government to reject EU recycling targets and adopt an independent resource agenda for England in the wake of Brexit. The call to scrap weight-based ...

Director of 6 October 2016

Waste confusion remains in textiles recycling, says BIR director


Confusion around whether used clothes are waste or not remains a problem for the textiles recycling sector, the audience at the Textiles Recycling Conference heard yesterday (5 October). Ross Bartley, trade & environment ...

North London Waste Authority supports restricting certain food waste streams to landfill 5 October 2016

London disposal authority calls for food waste ban


A ban on food waste from businesses being sent to landfill would stimulate the anaerobic digestion market, the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has advised a government select committee. And, the Authority has questioned the ...

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