Legislation Saturday 24 October 2020
23 October 2020

Environment Bill to address regulation and waste crime

A Defra official said yesterday (23 October) he hoped measures intended to tackle waste crime under the Environment Bill would gain royal assent by next summer. David Read is the joint head of waste regulation and crime at Defra. ...


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30 July 2020

HMRC issues plastics tax reminder


HMRC has encouraged business representative organisations and trade associations to share information about the plastics packaging tax consultation, which closes on 20 August.   In a communication published this week (27...

29 July 2020

Red diesel tax ‘will add to council waste bills’


Government plans to scrap the lower rate of fuel duty on red diesel from April 2022 will add £1 per tonne to council waste bills, the managing director of Re-Gen Waste Ltd claims. Joseph Doherty claimed the proposal will add an ...

28 July 2020

EU’s plastics levy plans criticised


The EU-level trade association of European plastics converters EuPC has criticised the European Union’s plans to introduce a levy on plastic waste from January 2021. As part of the bloc’s €750 billion coronavirus recovery ...

22 July 2020

Policy consultations set for new year


Formal second stage consultations on three areas of proposed waste and recycling legislation look set to take place in early 2021. As part of the Resources and Waste strategy the government is currently holding meetings to discuss...

17 July 2020

Judge throws out Javelin Park challenge


A High Court judge has thrown out a case brought by a community group challenging the 190,000 tonnes-per-year capacity Javelin Park energy from waste facility in Gloucestershire.  Justice Jonathon 

Jacob Hayler 1 July 2020

ESA expresses ‘new deal’ permitting concerns


The executive director of the Environmental Services Association (ESA) has expressed concerns about permitting capacity at the Environment Agency, in response to the prime ...

25 June 2020

Intra-EU paper shipments ‘can contain some contamination’


On 28 May the European Court of Justice ruled that paper containing some 'contamination' could be shipped subject to reduced controls under EU waste shipments regulation. While it confirmed this could include non-paper ...

16 June 2020

Plastic straw ban approved by parliament


The House of Commons yesterday (15 June) approved legislation to ban the supply of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in England. The regulations were originally laid in parliament on 3 March (see

15 June 2020

ESA writes to Home Secretary over immigration policy


The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel to express concerns about the impact of the forthcoming immigration rule changes on the waste industry. From 1 January 2021, EU migrants will ...