Legislation Wednesday 20 November 2019
15 November 2019

‘RDF tax’ passes first stage of Dutch Parliament

Plans for a €31 per tonne charge on the import of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) for incineration in the Netherlands have passed through the Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer). However, the Dutch Waste Management ...


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13 November 2019

CIWM inaugurates 104th president


The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has inaugurated Trevor Nicoll as its 104th president. At the ceremony in Cambridge yesterday (November 13) the waste sector body also launched a careers toolkit ...

12 November 2019

‘Investment needed’ for Scottish Circular Economy Bill


Councils need to see more investment from Holyrood ahead of the Scottish government’s Circular Economy Bill, according to the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA). The group has warned that improvements in recycling ...

12 November 2019

Dutch ‘RDF tax’ faces critical vote


The Netherlands’ House of Representatives will vote this week on its government’s tax plans for 2020, which include a €31 per tonne tax on the import of refuse derived fuel (RDF). The tax could have a big impact on the UK ...

6 November 2019

Deposits for drinks cans ‘will boost plastic use’


Aluminium recycling body Alupro has hit out at plans for an ‘all in’ Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) planned for Scotland in 2021, saying it could increase the use of plastic bottles. This follows similar warnings from the glass ...

30 October 2019

Recycling policies face election uncertainty


The move by MPs to yesterday overwhelmingly back a snap election has cast uncertainty over the future of policies governing waste and recycling. Last night, MPs voted for an election on December 12, which means that any ...

30 October 2019

Villiers defends compliance scheme system


Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has been pressured to justify the existence of over 50 compliance schemes which MPs have claimed lead to less environmentally-friendly waste disposal practises. Whilst appearing before ...

30 October 2019

Work-related ill health ‘impacts 4.5% of workers’


Statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today have shown that around 4.5% of workers in the waste industry suffered from work-related ill health in 2018/19.

29 October 2019

Environment Bill ‘needs to continue’ despite election


The environment secretary Theresa Villiers has said the Environment Bill needs to continue regardless of when parliament dissolves for a general election. The comments come as an early election in December looks likely as the ...

29 October 2019

UK and EU prepare for single use plastic bans


Single use plastic products are no longer just being discouraged – both the UK and the European Union are set to make some of these products illegal. As Defra produces draft legislation banning plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers and the ...

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