Legislation Wednesday 20 June 2018
18 June 2018

Circular Economy package officially published

The European Union has published the Circular Economy Package in its Official Journal, which means the legislation will enter into force next month. The legislation was signed on Thursday (June 14) which means the requirements ...


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14 June 2018

Commons passes Brexit plan for environmental body


The House of Commons has passed an amendment requiring Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, to take steps to maintain the EU’s environmental principles within domestic law after Brexit. The amendment relates to the powers of a ...

13 June 2018

EPR not a ‘magic answer’ says Defra


Extended producer responsibility is not the “magic answer to everything”, according to Shaun Gallagher, director of environmental quality at Defra. Instead, individual measures such as extended producer responsibility (EPR) ...

12 June 2018

Spain referred to CJEU over waste management plans


The European Commission has referred Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) – the union’s highest court – for failing to establish and revise its waste management plans. Spain had to establish the necessary waste ...

10 June 2018

Gove launches review into ‘organised waste crime’


Environment secretary Michael Gove has launched a three month review into serious and organised waste crime, and the current and potential response to it. And, at the same time, the Home Office has warned that "people are being ...

31 May 2018

Waste wood at CA sites ‘will be non-hazardous’


EXCLUSIVE: Waste wood from civic amenity sites is likely to be deemed as non-hazardous as part of the industry’s investigation into waste wood classification, which will report to the Environment Agency. That’s according ...

22 May 2018

EU Council adopts Circular Economy Package


New rules for waste management which establish binding targets for recycling have been adopted by the European council of ministers today as part of the Circular Economy package. This is the final stage of the approval process for...

17 May 2018

Lords back environmental safeguards in Brexit Bill


The government’s EU Withdrawal Bill suffered its 15th defeat in the House of Lords last night, as the parliament’s upper chamber voted in favour of adding environmental safeguards to the proposals. Peers voted by a ...

11 May 2018

Defra consults on environment body to replace EU


Defra has launched a consultation on the contents of the ‘Environmental Principles and Governance Bill’, which will establish a body to hold government to account post-Brexit. Subject to the 12-week consultation, the new body ...

19 April 2018

Environmental Protection Act to be introduced


Environment secretary Michael Gove was questioned by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) yesterday, as part of its ‘short inquiry’ into the government’s 25-year Environment Plan. Michael Gove stated that he aimed to ...

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