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18 February 2019

Options set out for packaging waste reform

Full details of the options for a reformed producer responsibility system for packaging waste have been published by the government today (18 February). The details come within one of the four Resources and Waste Strategy ...


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20 February 2019

Pendle council fined after RCV safety breach


Pendle borough council has been fined £40,000 after a worker’s leg was crushed by a refuse collection vehicle in October 2015. The council was ordered to pay the penalty, as well as legal costs of £14,000 at a hearing at ...

18 February 2019

Recycling consistency plans centre on ‘core’ materials


Plans for all local authorities in England to collect the same core set of dry recyclable materials, alongside a separate weekly food waste collection, have been outlined by the government today. The measures form part of Defra’...

18 February 2019

Kent councils launch driver safety campaign


The 13 councils which make up the Kent Resource Partnership (KRP) are rolling out a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers council collection crews face from reckless road users. The social media campaign is called ‘Driving...

18 February 2019

Defra puts ‘on-the-go DRS’ in consultation options


Consultations are being launched today (18 February) on household waste measures to implement core aspects of the Resources and Waste Strategy in England. Lasting for 12 weeks, they will cover Deposit Return Schemes; Extended ...

15 February 2019

Government aiming for Strategy parts to mesh together


The government does want all the aspects of its Resources and Waste Strategy “to work together”, delegates were assured in the final session of this week's “Strategy Unwrapped” conference in London. The message on the ...

14 February 2019

Court injunction refused in Birmingham collection dispute


A trade union has warned that it may escalate industrial action against Birmingham council over waste collection practices – despite failing in a bid for a temporary High Court injunction. This is the latest development in a ...

14 February 2019

Targets ‘unachievable’ without non-household waste


England will not reach a 65% municipal recycling target without an increase in the recycling of waste from non-household sources. That’s according to Claire Shrewsbury, head of government and communities at resources charity ...

14 February 2019

Concerns raised over DRS impact


Concerns over the potential impacts of a deposit return system (DRS) in the UK emerged at the Resources and Waste Strategy Unwrapped conference in London yesterday (13 February). Sentiment from some in the audience and on a panel ...

13 February 2019

City of London awards environmental achievers


Ten businesses and individuals have been honoured at the Corporation of London’s Clean City Awards – described as ‘the Square Mile’s top environmental gongs’. The scheme, run by the City of London and held at The Mansion...

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