News Monday 22 July 2019
22 July 2019

Veolia’s Herts ERF refused planning permission

Veolia’s plans for a 320,000 tonnes per year energy from waste (EfW) plant at Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire have been turned down by the Housing and Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire. The secretary of state’s decision comes despite the Planning Inspector having recommended approval for the plant after the plans were ...

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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 ...

16 July 2019

WEEE costs in spotlight following POPs study


The Environment Agency has outlined its position on the treatment of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in WEEE plastic, which could mean that many commonly collected WEEE items may be considered as ‘hazardous’ waste. It is ...

16 July 2019

AD needs greater role in emissions targets, says ADBA


Government must push ahead with plans to mandate separate food waste collections, if climate change goals are to be met, according to the UK’s food waste treatment sector. This is according to the Anaerobic Digestion and ...

16 July 2019

Favour clear plastics to maximise recycling, WRAP says


Packaging producers should favour clear plastic milk and soft drink bottles and smaller labels to maximise opportunities for recycling, new guidance has claimed. Released today by WRAP as part of UK Plastics Pact Campaign, the ...

16 July 2019

General public ‘supports recycling standard’


Members of the public would support steps to mandate a common standard for the collection of packaging materials from the kerbside, according to research by INCPEN and WRAP published today (16 July). Packaging industry group ...

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