Legislation Sunday 26 January 2020
23 January 2020

Climate Committee urges action on food waste

There needs to be "universal separate food waste collection" to deliver the government’s net zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050, according to a report published today, 23 January, by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).


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.


12 December 2019

EU outlines waste sector role in carbon reduction


The significance of the waste sector in efforts to reduce carbon emissions was highlighted in the European Green Deal, which was released by the European Commission yesterday (December 11). The deal includes pledges to re-visit ...

6 December 2019

Sweden confirms EfW tax from April 2020


The Swedish government has approved plans to introduce a 75Kr (£6) per tonne tax on “waste that is burnt”, which will include refuse derived fuel (RDF) imported from the UK.   The tax was passed by the Swedish government on ...

27 November 2019

SNP manifesto outlines green finance plans


The Scottish National Party launched its manifesto for the December general election today (27 November) with a pledge to bring to market a £3 billion portfolio of projects ready for 'green finance investment'. It says these ...

21 November 2019

Labour in manifesto vow to end waste plastic exports


The Labour Party has vowed to end the export of plastic waste and invest in a “new plastics remanufacturing industry”, as part of a series of waste and recycling pledges in its 2019 manifesto. Launched by Jeremy Corbyn in ...

20 November 2019

Lib Dems outline waste pledges in 2019 manifesto


The Liberal Democrats have outlined a series of pledges on waste and recycling in the party’s General Election manifesto, including a 70% recycling target and proposal to end waste plastic exports by 2030. The manifesto is ...

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 ...

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 ...