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18 February 2019

Defra puts ‘on-the-go DRS’ in consultation options

Consultations are being launched today (18 February) on household waste measures to implement core aspects of the Resources and Waste Strategy in England. Lasting for 12 weeks, they will cover Deposit Return Schemes; Extended Producer Responsibility; Consistency; and a tax on plastic packaging not having a 30% minimum recycled ...

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The government does want all the aspects of its Resources and Waste Strategy “to work together”, delegates were assured in the final session of this week's “Strategy Unwrapped” conference in London. The message on the ...

England will not reach a 65% municipal recycling target without an increase in the recycling of waste from non-household sources. That’s according to Claire Shrewsbury, head of government and communities at resources charity ...

Government measures to overhaul the system for recycling and waste management in England must deliver ‘value for money’, Lord Deben, has told letsrecycle.com. And, he urged a cautious approach to implementation of a Deposit ...

Two exhibitors – Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd and Specialist Fleet Services – have confirmed their places at the Letsrecycle Live trade show and conference in May...

With news on: Two appointments for Powerday; Grundon recruits estates director; Mick George expands team; and, a hat-trick for UNTHA. Two appointments for ...

The start of London Fashion Week – which launches today (15 February) – has led to renewed calls for retailers and manufacturers to work with the textile recycling industry to address waste from ‘fast fashion’. London ...

Money from the £8 million WEEE compliance fee fund will be used to pay for research into the sources and destinations of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) arising in the UK. It is hoped that the research will help ...

A trade union has warned that it may escalate industrial action against Birmingham council over waste collection practices – despite failing in a bid for a temporary High Court injunction. This is the latest development in a ...

The Recycling Association has countered calls for a ban on exports of plastic packaging for recycling saying that export markets are vital for the sector. The comments come in response to a call from a number of politicians ...

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OPINION: Getting the Resources & Waste Strategy right

OPINION: Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association, outlines some of the key areas for debate from the government's Resources and Waste Strategy. ... read more

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