Legislation Thursday 19 September 2019
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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19 July 2019

Panel recommends Scottish disposable cup charge


A panel reporting to the Scottish government has recommended a 20-25p charge for single-use coffee cups to encourage the use of reusable cups. The Expert Panel on Environmental Charging and Other Measures (EPECOM) has ...

17 July 2019

MPs question strategy ‘flexibility’ and funding


Local authorities must be given flexibility in how they meet recycling targets and need a commitment that the government will cover the cost of necessary changes, a government committee has recommended. The Housing, Communities ...

Food waste at the Agrivert facility 10 July 2019

Climate Change Committee waste target splits opinion


A recommendation from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to ban biodegradable waste to landfill by 2025 has split opinion within the waste and resources industry. The CCC – a think tank on climate change, led by the former ...

10 July 2019

Coffey sees need for flexibility in waste contracts


Defra’s resources minister Thérèse Coffey has said that the Department will “take a dim view” of businesses preventing councils from altering contracts to make allowances for the government’s Resources & Waste Strategy.

3 July 2019

Johnson promises ‘to advance Defra policy work’


Boris Johnson yesterday (2 July) pledged he will keep progressing the work that Defra is doing, should he become Prime Minister. Speaking at the launch of the Conservative Environment Network’s Manifesto at the Houses of ...

1 July 2019

£23m spend ‘to make recycling easier’ in N. Ireland


Northern Ireland is to see £23 million invested in schemes to make recycling simpler, as the region’s household recycling rates overtake England’s for the first time. The £23 million funding has been announced by Northern ...

26 June 2019

Defra minister dismisses ‘non-recyclable’ packaging ban


The government has no plans to introduce a ban on non-recyclable food packaging, a Defra minister has said. However, policies set out in the government's Resources and Waste Strategy, including a tax on plastic packaging ...

Wood Green 20 June 2019

Biffa found guilty in China MRF export case


A jury has today (20 June) found Biffa Waste Services Ltd guilty on two counts of breaching waste export regulations in a case dating back to 2015. The verdict was delivered at Wood Green Crown Court in north London this afternoon...

Wood Green 17 June 2019

Biffa MRF export court case continues


A legal case involving Biffa Waste Services and the Environment Agency over the shipment of waste to China in 2015 is continuing at Wood Green Crown Court. Jurors have heard representations from the waste management company and ...