28 April 2011

News in Brief

CBI warns of failure to attract green investment The Confederation of British Industry has warned that the UK is failing to attract the necessary investment to deliver low-carbon infrastructure. Outlining the need for 150 ...

Publication of a standard covering the sourcing of recovered paper – and the quality level it should reach – is to be delayed yet again. The standard, known as PAS 105, was originally due out in March 2005 but now the British ...

Jeff Cooper, president of the International Solid Waste Association, reports from an ISWA event in Tokyo and looks at Waste Legislation and the Tokyo Super-Eco town Waste legislation and definitions Japans definition of ...

By Steve Eminton Senior Defra official Colin Church has ruled out the proposed code of practice for materials recycling facilities from setting specific thresholds for materials in a move which has been ...

LARAC has welcomed proposals to include re-use in the local authority Best Value Performance Indicators for sustainable waste management. The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee said it is keen to work with government to ...

Packaging waste recycling and recovery targets for 2020 through to 2022 are “broadly achievable” according to updated PackFlow reports published this week. But, the reports caution that the targets will be "challenging ...

The revised Waste Framework Directive - which will lay new ground rules for waste across Europe - is expected to be approved today (October 20) at a meeting of the European Council of Ministers in Luxembourg.The document...

An online tool designed to help businesses in England check whether their waste materials meet End-of-Waste criteria was launched by the Environment Agency today (November 11). The ‘...