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24 November 2017

China’s minister for environment signals tough stance on imports

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has this week signalled that it will take a tough line on the new regulations governing the import of “solid waste” into the country under its revised regulations. Environment minister Li Ganje, speaking at a video conference on Wednesday (22 November), stressed the ...

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Concerns emerging over the possible risk of contamination of animal feedstocks on the dockside is something the RDF industry should be aware of, according to Pandora Rene, senior advisor at the Environment Agency. Speaking during ...

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced plans to investigate how the tax system and charges on single-use plastic items can reduce waste. And, following the announcement in the chancellor's Autumn Budget statement today (22 ...

An investigation is under way after an employee of a recycling company in Cornwall was fatally injured last week (16 November). According to Devon and Cornwall Police, the 23-year old man was pronounced deceased at the scene – ...

Chris Sherrington of Eunomia looks at how a plastic tax could be used to reduce waste and tackle marine plastic pollution, but also reasons why it only addresses part of the problem. The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond presented his ...

Waste management firm FCC Environment has expressed disappointment that measures to incentivise reuse did not feature in the government’s Budget announcement. Responding to today’s proposals Paul Taylor, FCC’s chief ...

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management welcomed today’s Budget announcement as “positive” for the waste sector. CIWM singled out the £30 million of extra funding over the next four years to help the Environment ...

Within the tax documents accompanying the Budget today (22 November), the Treasury confirmed that legislation will be brought in to charge landfill tax on waste illegally deposited at sites other than landfills. And, figures also ...

Organic growth and growth through acquisitions has helped Biffa achieve a 56.1% increase in underlying profit for the six months to September, chief executive Ian Wakelin said today (22 November). And, speaking to letsrecycle....

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