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23 October 2020

Q3 packaging data ‘reassuring’, specialists say

Provisional packaging data published by the Environment Agency has been welcomed by compliance specialists, who say targets now look very likely to be met.   Published this week, the data is based on “dynamic reports on the current live data held in National Packaging Waste Database” and is not necessarily the same as the ...

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9 February 2001

Bristol unveils internet site for public to report abandoned vehicles


As councils across the UK wrestle with increasing numbers of abandoned vehicles, a new internet system which allows members of the public to report vehicles they suspect have been abandoned is now up and running on Bristol City Council’s ...

9 February 2001

WRAP seeks views on financial ways to boost recycling


Ways to help pump capital funding into schemes to increase recycling could be created by WRAP, the government’s Waste and Resources Action Programme. In a consultation paper published today on “commercial instruments”, ...

9 February 2001

London Remade appoints first chief executive


London Remade, formed to develop practical projects to boost recycling and composting in the capital, has appointed Hugh Carr-Harris as its first chief executive. Currently with consultant Enviros, Mr Carr-Harris is expected to...

9 February 2001

Agency sounds alarm bells over implementation of Landfill Directive


The government needs to get its act together on the way it implements the Landfill Directive because of the lack of clarity surrounding it, says the Environment Agency. The call comes in the Agency’s response to the ...

8 February 2001

Budget set to refocus landfill tax credits


The Landfill Tax Credits Scheme is not delivering government priorities of increased recycling and better sustainable waste management, senior Customs and Excise official Jon Anderson said this week. Speaking at the annual ...

8 February 2001

Meacher will address CRN conference


Environment minister Michael Meacher will be the key speaker at “2001 – a waste odyssey”, this year’s Community Recycling Network (CRN) conference. The minister, who is known to support the role of community recyclers, ...

8 February 2001

EU to investigate gas costs for papermakers


The Paper Federation of Great Britain has welcomed the announcement from Brussels yesterday that, following an approach from Stephen Byers, Trade and Industry Secretary, the EU Commission will launch an investigation into the use of the ...

7 February 2001

Top packaging waste official to join Wastepack as compliance director


Peter Gaffney, one of the Environment Agency’s most senior officials involved in managing the packaging waste regulations, is to join the packaging waste compliance scheme Wastepack as director of compliance. A statement from...

7 February 2001

WRAP cites low landfill costs as barrier to greater wood recycling


A national regrading programme to help encourage the use of reclaimed timber is proposed by WRAP as one of four actions it could take to help increase the level of wood recycling. The proposal comes in a consultation paper on ...

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