Legislation Sunday 17 February 2019
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 weeks “Strategy Unwrapped” conference in London. The message on the ...

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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 ...

14 February 2019

Resources Strategy consultations ‘not the final say’

 

A senior Defra official has reassured stakeholders that they will be given ‘adequate time’ to respond to consultations on the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy. Chris Preston, deputy director for waste and recycling...

12 February 2019

‘Delay strategy consultations’, says food sector

 

32 trade bodies representing the UK’s food and farming sectors have written to the Environment Secretary Michael Gove calling for him to ‘pause’ imminent consultations on the Resources and Waste Strategy. Consultation is ...

8 January 2019

Councils handed power to fine householders over fly-tipping

 

Councils can issue penalties of up to £400 to householders who fail to check that they have passed their waste to a registered carrier, under new powers which came into force this week (7 January). The measure is intended to ...

2 January 2019

Defra seeks views on extended carrier bag charge

 

The government is consulting on plans to increase the minimum charge for retailers issuing single-use carrier bags to 10p, as well as extending the charge to cover smaller shops. Introduced in October 2015 – the charge was aimed...

20 December 2018

Draft bill sets out ‘environment watchdog’ details

 

Defra has published its draft Environment Bill, which sets out how the government will be held accountable on environmental principles once the UK leaves the European Union. The draft, published yesterday (December 19),  sets...

20 December 2018

Gove offers reassurance over Resources Strategy funding

 

The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has promised to offer “hundreds of millions” of pounds of funding to local authorities to boost recycling rates. And, according to Mr Gove, this will be “harvested” from extended ...

19 December 2018

Waste laws amended ahead of ‘Green Brexit’

 

A series of amendments to existing waste laws have been outlined – to ensure that there are no regulatory loopholes once the UK has left the EU next March. The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No.2) Regulations 2019 ...

18 December 2018

LARAC calls for clarity on Resources Strategy funding

 

Local authority association LARAC has raised concern that Defra’s plans for reform of the packaging system will be “insufficiently robust”. The comments follow the publication of Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy today...

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