Legislation Sunday 18 November 2018
14 November 2018

Review pushes strong response to organised waste crime

A review into “serious and organised” waste crime ordered by Defra has returned a list of recommendations which include introducing mandatory electronic tracking of waste, and a Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC). The results ...

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13 November 2018

Defra working on Brexit Statutory Instruments

 

As the Cabinet meets today to discuss the progress on a Brexit agreement, Defra has reemphasised that work is underway to ensure there are no interruptions to waste shipments post-Brexit. A series of Statutory Instruments are to ...

9 November 2018

Commission issues Brexit waste law warning

 

The European Commission has warned that unless a Brexit deal is done, exporters of waste and recycling between the UK and the EU – and vice versa  will face new rules as EU waste law will not apply. In an official Notice to ...

24 October 2018

MEPs back 35% recycled plastic requirement for bottles

 

The European Parliament has approved a report proposing to make it mandatory to include of at least 35% recycled content in new plastic bottles by 2025. Earlier this month, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted ...

11 October 2018

Strategy to “go further” than EU’s Circular Economy

 

Defra and government policy on waste and recycling was explained to delegates at this week’s LARAC conference in Nottingham by the department’s Chris Preston.  And, in the opening session, chaired by LARAC chair Carole Taylor...

24 September 2018

‘Full cost recovery’ to influence waste strategy

 

With publication of the Waste and Resources Strategy just a few months away, ‘full cost recovery’ is a core policy area and will influence the strategy contents. Joshua Doherty examines what the term means and the impacts it ...

14 September 2018

One set of sustainability indicators of benefit, says Cooke

 

A consistent set of ‘sustainability’ indicators would be of “clear benefit” for the recycling, resource and waste management sector, according to Pennon Group’s head of sustainability. The rationale for a single set of ...

13 September 2018

Packaging reforms will take ‘a number of years’

 

Any government plans for packaging reform, including those set out in the upcoming Resources and Waste Strategy, will take “a number of years” before being implemented into UK law. That’s according to Paul Bradley, team ...

10 September 2018

Metals sector welcomes EU’s BAT conclusions

 

The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) has welcomed publication last month (August 2018) of the BAT (best available technique) Conclusions for the Waste Treatment BREF of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) in the Official ...

31 August 2018

May looks to ‘double’ plastic bag charge

 

Prime Minister, Theresa May, has announced proposals to extend the 5p plastic bag charge to all retailers and potentially double the charge to at least 10p. The measures will form part of a consultation – which will put forward ...

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