Legislation Wednesday 24 April 2019
23 April 2019

Suez calls for ‘hybrid’ EPR system

Suez has said that none of the four options set out in the government’s consultations on reforming the packaging producer responsibility system is “suitable in its entirety”. In a report released last week (18 April), the ...

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8 January 2019

Councils handed power to fine householders over fly-tipping

 

Councils can issue penalties of up to £400 to householders who fail to check that they have passed their waste to a registered carrier, under new powers which came into force this week (7 January). The measure is intended to ...

2 January 2019

Defra seeks views on extended carrier bag charge

 

The government is consulting on plans to increase the minimum charge for retailers issuing single-use carrier bags to 10p, as well as extending the charge to cover smaller shops. Introduced in October 2015 – the charge was aimed...

20 December 2018

Draft bill sets out ‘environment watchdog’ details

 

Defra has published its draft Environment Bill, which sets out how the government will be held accountable on environmental principles once the UK leaves the European Union. The draft, published yesterday (December 19),  sets...

20 December 2018

Gove offers reassurance over Resources Strategy funding

 

The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has promised to offer “hundreds of millions” of pounds of funding to local authorities to boost recycling rates. And, according to Mr Gove, this will be “harvested” from extended ...

19 December 2018

Waste laws amended ahead of ‘Green Brexit’

 

A series of amendments to existing waste laws have been outlined – to ensure that there are no regulatory loopholes once the UK has left the EU next March. The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No.2) Regulations 2019 ...

18 December 2018

LARAC calls for clarity on Resources Strategy funding

 

Local authority association LARAC has raised concern that Defra’s plans for reform of the packaging system will be “insufficiently robust”. The comments follow the publication of Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy today...

18 December 2018

Strategy: Defra sets out food waste actions

 

Defra has set out its aim for every household in England and many businesses to have a weekly separate food waste collection in place from 2023. The measure – which is subject to consultation – is laid out in the environment ...

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 ...

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