Legislation Wednesday 21 March 2018
26 February 2018

EU ambassadors back Waste Framework Directive revisions

The latest stage in the approval process for changes to the Waste Framework Directive has seen European Union ambassadors endorse the package agreed at the EU meeting in December 2017. [caption id="attachment_115732" align="...


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26 February 2018

Government emphasises producer responsibility


The government has formally responded to the Environmental Audit Committee’s recent report on plastic waste by pointing to plans to look at changes to the “entire regime”, including increased packaging producer responsibility.

21 February 2018

Environmental groups lobby Lords over Brexit Bill


Representatives of the Environmental Policy Forum (EPF), including CIWM, have urged the House of Lords to take “crucial” environmental considerations into account during their scrutiny of the EU Withdrawal Bill. The bill, ...

7 February 2018

Creagh questions approach to Brexit and the environment


Brexit and its impact on the environment dominated the agenda at the Kit Strange Memorial lecture yesterday, as shadow environment secretary Mary Creagh criticised the government’s handling of the environmental impacts. The ...

5 February 2018

WEEE fee to include £3.50 per-tonne ‘flat-rate’


WEEE – waste electrical and electronic equipment – compliance fees for 2017 will be set using a methodology drawn up by the Joint Trade Associations, it has been revealed. This will include a ‘flat rate’ of £3.50 per ...

17 January 2018

Gill Weeks reappointed to Environment Agency board


The waste and recycling sector’s expert on the board of the Environment Agency, Gill Weeks, has been reappointed for a second term by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove. Defra and the Environment Agency announced this week ...

15 January 2018

EA to tackle plastic pollution in South West


A ‘plastics and sustainability team’ across Devon and Cornwall has been set up to tackle avoidable waste as part of an Environment Agency project worth £750,000. The announcement followed a pledge by the government to ...

9 January 2018

New enforcement agency could be in place before Brexit


Defra’s minister in the House of Lords, Lord Gardiner of Kimble, has confirmed that “a full and proper consultation” will take place early this year on the powers which a new post-Brexit environmental enforcement agency will hold.

22 December 2017

Cooper attacks London Mayor over recycling rate


London household recycling rates must increase by almost a third by 2030 if the Mayor’s overall recycling target is to be met, according to a report published by the London Assembly Environment Committee. In order to do this, ...

18 December 2017

EU set for softer targets with 55% recycling by 2025


Europe looks set to have softer recycling targets than first proposed by the European Commission with a rate of 55% by 2025 now expected to be set for municipal waste. This will be followed by a 60% rate for 2030 and a 65% rate ...