News Monday 25 January 2021
25 January 2021

Environment Bill reaches report stage  

The Environment Bill will return to parliament tomorrow (26 January) as it reaches its report stage, which gives MPs the opportunity to consider further amendments on the floor of the House of Commons. The House of Commons Library has also published a briefing paper ahead of the sitting, which outlines the progress of the ...

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31 October 2000

Plastics industry welcome EU paper on feedstock recycling


Britain’s plastic recyclers have given a broad welcome to a working document from the EU which suggests that feedstock recycling and the use of plastics as a reduction agent in steelmaking should both count as recycling. There...

31 October 2000

Sale of stake in composting plant funds brown bin scheme


The sale of shares in its composting plant to Anglian Water has helped Ipswich Borough Council fund the expansion of its brown bin kerbside scheme. The borough, has already given 3,000 of its 53,000 properties a brown ...

31 October 2000

High Court and Environment Department hear PRN arguments


Corus – formerly British Steel – and packaging compliance scheme Valpak are in London’s High Court today giving evidence in the ongoing court moves over who should be allowed to issue PRNs. PRNs – packaging waste ...

30 October 2000

End-of-life vehicles recycling rate jumps to 77% for 1999


The recycling rate for end-of-life vehicles rose in 1999 to 77%, up from 74% in 1998, according to provisional figures just released by the Society of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers and Traders. The figures for 1999 show that some ...

30 October 2000

Kerbstart package helps Durham raise recycling rate to 14%


Durham City Council has increased the recovery of recyclable materials by 10% since embarking on a pilot programme utilising Linpac Environmental and MacLift’s “Kerbstart” lease hire package. The council is the second ...

30 October 2000

Clothing market holds good for November


Textile recyclers in the UK report good demand for clean used clothing. Supplies are said to be firm and although prices in the UK have been static for some time, there is considerable pressure in the market and prices are expected to rise ...

30 October 2000

Waste prevention targets suggested in EU document


Radical changes to Europe’s packaging waste legislation including waste prevention targets and more reuse of packaging have been suggested by the EU’s waste management unit. The proposals come in a an Environment Directorate working ...

29 October 2000

No overnight answer to waste funding shortfall for Scotland


The Scottish Executive cannot immediately meet the rapid spending increases needed to meet the recycling and waste management challenges posed by the Landfill Directive, according to Scottish environment minister Sarah Boyack. ...

28 October 2000

Government rules out materials sorting as direct route to landfill


Sorting of waste materials will not mean that they can then simply be landfilled under the terms of the Landfill Directive, the government has announced. A consultation paper issued last week by the Department of the Environment...

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