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19 July 2019

Defra reiterates stance on HWRC charging

Defra has reiterated that it is committed to conducting a review into charges imposed at Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs), after the issue hit national headlines this week. Both The Telegraph and the Daily Express reported on the move by some councils to charge for disposal of non-household waste at HWRCs, linking it to...

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The cross-party Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee this week took evidence from both local government and waste industry representatives in the final part its inquiry into plastic packaging. The panel touched on areas ...

SPECIAL REPORT: Local authorities are keen to increase recycling rates – but Worthing borough councillor Edward Crouch has taken a more personal approach than most. Cllr Crouch, who is the council’s Executive Member for ...

Packaging producer compliance scheme Wastepack has partnered with two Essex schools to help children tackle plastic waste and improve their recycling. Pupils at Forest Hall School in Stanstead - where the compliance scheme is ...

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has called on the government to establish an Extended Producer Responsibility scheme for furniture, “to invest in technology to ensure the safe disposal of hazardous wastes”. The ...

Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s plea for government to continue momentum built up through the Resources and Waste Strategy has been welcomed by senior figures from the waste sector. On Wednesday (17 July) Mr Gove delivered ...

A panel reporting to the Scottish government has recommended a 20-25p charge for single-use coffee cups to encourage the use of reusable cups. The Expert Panel on Environmental Charging and Other Measures (EPECOM) has ...

OPINION: Steven Walsh, sales engineer at sorting technology specialist TOMRA Sorting UK discusses how amending a disparity in how PRNs and their export equivalent, PERNs, are claimed could result in a boost in investment in recycling in the UK.

WRAP has today unveiled a £1 million grant aimed at boosting the recycling of waste from businesses in England. The money forms part of the £18 million Resource Action fund launched by Defra in May 2019, and will be made available to ...

Brighton & Hove city council and the GMB Union will meet later today (July 18) in an attempt to avert industrial action by refuse workers in the city. Earlier this week, the Union announced it had issued industrial action ...

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Levelling the playing field in plastics recycling

OPINION: Steven Walsh, sales engineer at sorting technology specialist TOMRA Sorting UK discusses how amending a disparity in how PRNs and their export equivalent, PERNs, ... read more

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