Legislation Friday 14 December 2018
22 November 2018

EU Commission attacks ‘weak’ plastic pledges

The European Commission has urged industry to go further with pledges to use recycled plastic in products. The call comes after an assessment of responses to its Plastics Strategy showed that demand for recycled plastic ...

LEGISLATION

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NEWS ARCHIVE

14 December 2018

Waste firms back 35% recycled content requirement

 

The body representing waste management companies across Europe is seeking to drive support for potential new EU legislation mandating the use of recycled material in plastic drinks bottles. FEAD – the European Federation of ...

12 December 2018

Waste Strategy offers ‘hope’ over stagnating recycling rates

 

Senior waste industry figures have said they hope measures introduced in Defra’s upcoming Resources and Waste Strategy will help to boost stagnating recycling rates. The latest statistics on household waste and recycling were ...

23 November 2018

Gove hints at further plastic focus in Resources strategy

 

The government’s waste and resources strategy will look at ‘further restrictions’ on some single-use plastic items, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has suggested. Mr Gove made the comments to an invited audience in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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