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20 January 2021

Agency chair decries ‘squeezed’ funding

The chair of the Environment Agency said yesterday (19 January) the funding the enforcement body received from the government for regulatory work had become increasingly “squeezed”. Emma Howard Boyd was giving evidence at a meeting of the environment, food and rural affairs committee. She said: “If you look at the work ...

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 Lord Zac Goldsmith has said the government is likely to introduce legislation preventing manufacturers of white goods from making products which are "simply thrown away as a default", otherwise known as planned obsolescence.  

The proposals contained within the government’s resources and waste strategy will necessitate “significant investment” across Greater Manchester, the region’s combined authority says. Under current plans, the government ...

Recycling firm WasteCare announced today (19 January) it has opened its household battery recycling facility in Elland, West Yorkshire, following approval from the Environment Agency. The £2 million facility, located a few miles ...

The NHS published the fourth version of its briefing on

With news on: Biffa achieves grading in safety audit; WRA welcomes boiler clarification; Greenergy invests in waste tyre biofuels project; UBB releases EfW video; and, Glennmont Partners sold.

Recycling minister Rebecca Pow said yesterday (18 January) the UK “is not regressing on environmental standards”, vowing that Defra will “go further” than the EU in implementing Basel Convention requirements. This comes ...

OPINION: Helen Jordan, senior recycling issues executive at the British Plastics Federation, assesses likely developments over the next 10 years, including chemical recycling After a challenging ...

The Waste Industry Health and Safety (WISH) Forum has urged the waste and recycling sector to “keep their practises under the most critical and challenging of reviews” in light of increasing community transmission of Covid-19.

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‘What is the future of plastic recycling?’

OPINION: Helen Jordan, senior recycling issues executive at the British Plastics Federation, assesses likely developments over the next 10 years, including chemical recycling After a challenging 2020 ... read more

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