Legislation Thursday 28 May 2020
21 May 2020

Government responds to Waste Strategy concerns

The government has pledged to “review arrangements” to engage with local government on the implementation of its Resources and Waste Strategy.  


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.


19 May 2020

Agency issues waste crime warning in North East


The Environment Agency has urged the public across the North East to be “extra vigilant” as it looks to prevent waste crime during the continued coronavirus lockdown. The Agency said in a statement this morning that he ...

15 May 2020

Concerns raised over Scotland’s DRS


The decision by the Scottish Government to pass deposit return scheme (DRS) regulations on Wednesday (13 May) has been met with disappointment from some retailers and recyclers. From July 2022, a 20p deposit will apply each time a...

30 April 2020

Alupro criticises Scottish DRS flat fee


VIDEO REPORT: The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) has accused the Scottish government of “burying its head in the sand” over its proposals for a deposit return system with a 20p flat fee.  

29 April 2020

Plastics tax consultation extended


The Treasury has announced that the deadline for responses to the consultation on a tax on plastic packaging containin

28 April 2020

Defra explores further waste sector support


Defra has said it is “exploring the potential for further support” for the waste sector and is keen

24 April 2020

Lockdowns exert ‘stranglehold’ on scrap supply


The Bureau of International Recycling has issued a trading update warning that lockdown restrictions  are exerting a “stranglehold on scrap supply” across the world.   The latest update forms ...

21 April 2020

Agency relaxes waste transfer note rules


In its latest COVID-19 Regulatory Position Statement (RPS), the Environment Agency has moved to relax rules on waste transfer notes to help the waste sector with social distancing.   Released ...

17 April 2020

Agency relaxes infectious waste treatment rules


The Environment Agency has issued a regulatory position statement (RPS) outlining when COVID-19 infectious waste can be incinerated at a municipal facility without the need to vary a permit.   ...

9 April 2020

RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19 incidents updated


The Health and Safety Executive has outlined what companies must report under RIDDOR

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