Legislation Wednesday 18 July 2018
5 July 2018

Thérèse Coffey returns to Defra

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has welcomed back Thérèse Coffey to her post as parliamentary under secretary of state. Dr Coffey returns after recovering from a “period of illness” during which...


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26 June 2018

Arc 21 appeal process continues


The appeal by Northern Ireland's Department for Infrastructure over a High Court decision which said its incinerator programme was against the law continues today,  writes Sarah Horton. Yesterday, an appeals court in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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