Legislation Tuesday 26 March 2019
14 March 2019

OBR predicts Scottish landfill tax ‘displacement’

Scotland’s 2021 ban on biodegradable municipal waste to landfill will ‘mostly benefit UK tax receipts’ – the government’s Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has claimed. The conclusion was reached in the organisation...

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NEWS ARCHIVE

18 December 2018

Packaging waste ‘immediate priority’ in Defra strategy

 

Manufacturers of packaging and other consumer products face increased costs for the recycling and disposal of their goods – as government seeks to carry out a major overhaul of the producer responsibility regimes for waste. The ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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