Legislation Saturday 23 March 2019
14 March 2019

OBR predicts Scottish landfill tax ‘displacement’

Scotland’s 2021 ban on biodegradable municipal waste to landfill will ‘mostly benefit UK tax receipts’ – the government’s Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has claimed. The conclusion was reached in the organisation...


With the latest news and past articles about legislation covering the recycling and waste management sector, or use the News Archive below to find more items.


6 March 2019

MPs question strength of post-Brexit green watchdog


MPs have questioned whether the government’s proposed Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) will have the autonomy and power to hold ministers to account over environmental laws. Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Defra ...

1 March 2019

SESA raises concern over Scottish landfill ban


Waste management companies in Scotland are ‘deeply concerned’ about the country’s preparedness for a ban on sending biodegradable waste to landfill by 2021. Concerns have been raised by the Scottish Environmental Services ...

28 February 2019

Defra proposes WEEE target hike


Defra has told producer compliance schemes that they may need to achieve a 12% increase in the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to meet targets in 2019. Details of the proposed targets for 2019 were ...

22 February 2019

News in Brief (22/02/19)


With news on: Anthesis merger; Bulky waste collections ‘boost recycling’; Fine for illegal waste transfer station, and; #RecyclingGoals campaign launched.

19 February 2019

Call for ‘collaboration’ in Strategy responses


Businesses and trade bodies in the waste and resources sector have responded to the launch of Defra’s anticipated Resources and Waste Strategy consultations yesterday (18 February) and called for a collaborative approach to waste policy.

18 February 2019

30% recycled plastic tax level ‘may rise in future’


The government’s tax on plastic packaging will initially set a 30% threshold for recycled content in new products – but could be increased in future, the Treasury has said today. Full details of the tax, which was first ...

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 ...

15 February 2019

Lord Deben: recycling reforms must deliver value for money


Government measures to overhaul the system for recycling and waste management in England must deliver ‘value for money’, Lord Deben, has told letsrecycle.com. And, he urged a cautious approach to implementation of a Deposit ...

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 ...

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