Legislation Monday 29 August 2016
The Food Waste Bill will have a second reading in Parliament tomorrow 29 July 2016

Defra stays silent on announcement of waste minister

The waste and recycling industry remains without government representation today (29 July) – almost two weeks after former resource minister Rory Stewart was moved on to a new job. The Department for Environment, Food & ...


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.


Scotland is to introduce changes to its landfill tax regime from October 2016 22 August 2016

Scotland clarifies position on landfill tax


Concerns over how landfill tax will be applied to waste fines north of the border have been allayed following feedback from the Scottish Government. Revenue Scotland has made important amendments to how the tax regime will be ...

SAS Message In A Bottle (C) Andy Hughes 16 August 2016

News in brief (16/08/2016)


With news on: Broadland recycling reward scheme; Resources published for Recycle Week; Welsh waste review published; Charity calls for deposit scheme, and; Argyll and Bute moves to three-weekly collection.

Leadsom 12 August 2016

Andrea Leadsom urged to act over HWRCs conflict


EXCLUSIVE: In the face of increasing cross-border conflict over the use of household waste recycling centres, a senior conservative councillor has called on the Secretary of State for the Environment, Andrea Leadsom to step ...

Starbucks - featured 12 August 2016

Starbucks fined £160,000 for breaching waste collection times


Two Starbucks branches in the City of Westminster local authority area have been fined £160,000 after “deliberately” leaving rubbish bags on the street outside of designated collection times. Since April 2015 both ...

Scotland could roll out its own PRN system 'within two years' if approved 11 August 2016

SEPA launches low waste regulatory strategy


The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published its regulatory strategy, titled ‘One Planet Prosperity,’ detailing its vision for a greener future. According to the document, SEPA will ‘set about the ...

Health and safety large 10 August 2016

Waste sector views sought on equipment safety laws


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is calling for views from the waste industry as part of a review safety legislation for the inspection of work plant and equipment. An

The guidance applies to businesses and organisations producing or handling waste 2 August 2016

Waste firms back Duty of Care campaign


Companies from across the waste sector are backing an Environmental Services Association (ESA)-led campaign aimed at helping small businesses understand their Duty of Care obligations. The ‘Right Waste, Right Place’ campaign ...

Carrier bags 1 August 2016

Minister Coffey hails carrier bag decline


Environment minister Thérèse Coffey has hailed the impact of the 5p carrier bag levy in England, with data released on Saturday suggesting that the measure has led to a substantial drop in bag usage. Introduced on 5 October 2015...

The case was heard at the Royal Courts of Justice in Central London 21 July 2016

VAT judicial review case heard at High Court


The judicial review case to decide if councils in England should remain exempt from charging VAT on commercial waste collections was heard in London’s Royal Courts of Justice this week. North east waste business, The Durham ...

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