Legislation Monday 14 October 2019
14 October 2019

Councils need not worry over DRS, says shadow minister

EXCLUSIVE: Local authorities should not be concerned about losing money if a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) is implemented, Labour’s Shadow Waste and Recycling Minister has told letsrecycle.com. [caption id="...


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.


4 October 2019

Defra assures councils ‘new burdens’ will be funded


A top Defra official has reinforced the government’s commitment to cover the costs of national changes to household waste collections which are likely to be set out in an Environment Bill later this year. Chris Preston, ...

2 October 2019

EU adopts new eco-design measures for electricals


The European Commission have adopted new eco-design measures in an effort to make electrical products last longer and reduce energy consumption in products sold across the EU. The Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Package aims to ...

1 October 2019

Northern Compliance to pay out over WEEE regs breach


A company that failed to meet its obligations under the WEEE Regulations has been ordered to pay £50,900 in compensation at a court hearing last week.  The order was issued at South Tyneside Magistrates Court last Tuesday (24 ...

27 September 2019

Welsh government looks to boost commercial recycling


The Welsh government has launched a consultation on regulations to require non-domestic properties to separate their recyclable materials from general waste. Under the proposals in the consultation – which runs until 13 December...

26 September 2019

WEEE Regs review expected imminently


A review of the existing WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Regulations is expected to be outlined in the coming months, a Defra official said this week. The comment came from Graeme Vickery – senior policy advisor...

24 September 2019

Scottish landfill ban delay is “sensible”


The Scottish Government's decision to delay its ban on landfilling biodegradable municipal waste until 2025 has been described as “sensible” by local authority and waste management representatives. On Friday (20 September...

20 September 2019

Exported plastic waste returning to the UK


Environment Agency officers are to investigate the contents of 42 containers of plastic waste that are being repatriated to the UK from Malaysia. This comes amid reports which have come to light this week that containers of ‘...

20 September 2019

Scotland “reluctantly” pushes landfill ban to 2025


The Scottish government has admitted defeat in its aim to ban biodegradable municipal waste to landfill by 2021, announcing this week that the ban will be pushed back to 2025. This comes amid concerns from local authorities ...

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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