News Monday 22 July 2019
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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18 July 2019

Coffey defends Green Dot and ‘all-in’ DRS

 

Resources minister Therese Coffey has defended the ‘Green Dot’ packaging labelling system after criticism from MPs. The minister faced questions from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee yesterday morning (...

18 July 2019

People news round-up (18/07/2019)

 

With news on: New chief scientist for Defra; DS Smith appoints paper division finance director; BHS name sales director for Max-AI; technical manager celebrates 40 years at Luxus, and; new recruits for UNTHA UK.

18 July 2019

Consultation on replacement Lakeside EfW to begin

 

Slough council will consult on plans to build a like-for-like replacement of the Lakeside Energy from Waste facility at Colnbrook, which is to be taken down to accommodate a new runway at Heathrow Airport. The council has today (...

17 July 2019

MPs question strategy ‘flexibility’ and funding

 

Local authorities must be given flexibility in how they meet recycling targets and need a commitment that the government will cover the cost of necessary changes, a government committee has recommended. The Housing, Communities ...

17 July 2019

Recycling survey results ‘encouraging’

 

Government must capitalise on public support for a ‘national recycling standard’ for the collection and design of packaging, according to waste experts in the public and private sector. Yesterday (July 16) the Packaging ...

17 July 2019

Welsh council to charge for out-of-county HWRC users

 

A Welsh council will charge residents from a neighbouring local authority area to use a household waste recycling centre (HWRC) within its jurisdiction. The issue has arisen as people living in Llangattock and Crickhowell – ...

17 July 2019

Businesses may face mandatory food waste reporting

 

Mandatory reporting of food waste could be introduced for businesses if they fail to address the issue, Defra’s food surplus and waste champion told an event in Westminster this week (16 July). Ben Elliot – who advises the ...

17 July 2019

Packaging producer sees future for plastic

 

The head of sustainability at one of Europe’s leading packaging producers has said that brands are unlikely to move away from using plastic in packaging, despite a public perception that it is harmful to the environment. Graeme ...

16 July 2019

Gove backs ‘all-in’ DRS

 

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has suggested that the government will move forward with an ‘all-in’ deposit return scheme for drinks containers in a speech in London this afternoon (16 July). The Secretary of State ...

 
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