Legislation Sunday 15 September 2019
11 September 2019

Villiers offers reassurance over Environment Bill

Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has underlined the importance of passing the Environment Bill and pledged to carry on much of the work of her predecessor Michael Gove. Ms Villiers made the comments as she was questioned by ...


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10 September 2019

Ministers outline Scottish DRS legislation


Scottish ministers have published draft legislation for the establishment of the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in the country, with an expected start date of 1 April 2021. As previously reported, Scotland’s DRS plans centre on an...

5 September 2019

Defra funding boost ‘necessary for resources work’


A promise of additional government funding for Defra and local authorities has been welcomed, but some of the money must underpin the Resources and Waste Strategy, waste industry figures have said. Chancellor Sajid Javid promised ...

Wood Green 4 September 2019

Biffa contests Agency export charges


Biffa Waste Services is to contest charges brought against it by the Environment Agency relating to the export of mixed paper to Asia. The company is due to be sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on 27 September after having been ...

3 September 2019

Dutch RDF import tax expected despite lobbying


Dutch ministers are expected to press ahead with plans to implement a €32-per-tonne tax on the import of waste into the country for incineration, despite lobbying from UK exporters and Dutch waste businesses who want the measure dropped.

29 August 2019

Resources Strategy proposals ‘under development’


Preparations for the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy are continuing with some key components of the strategy still under consideration, Defra’s packaging committee has heard. Defra – the Department for Environment ...

29 August 2019

Glass sector appeals to Scottish ministers over DRS


Glass sector trade association, British Glass, has appealed to the Scottish Government to delay the introduction of glass in its proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers. The organisation claimed that the ...

28 August 2019

Recycling role remains unfilled at Defra


Defra is yet to announce which minister will oversee waste and recycling policy, more than a month after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s reshuffle. Therese Coffey and George Eustice were named as Ministers of State on 26 July at ...

12 August 2019

EU opens ELV directive review


The European Commission has launched a public consultation on its current end-of-life (ELV) vehicle legislation. It is asking for feedback on Directive 2000/53/EC which manages the impact ELVs can have upon the environment and ...

9 August 2019

Industry groups concerned over Agency’s POPs approach


EXCLUSIVE: A potential crackdown on 'hazardous' waste plastic by the Environment Agency is causing alarm among processors of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The issue has prompted three prominent trade bodies...