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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14 June 2019

Ministerial changes ‘won’t disrupt waste policy’


Changes in government are unlikely to derail policy momentum built up through the Resources and Waste Strategy, a Defra official has said. Tom Murray, deputy head of resources and waste policy at the Department for Environment, ...

7 June 2019

RDF group launches Fire Prevention Plan guidance


Guidance has been launched today (7 June) to aid operators of sites handling refuse derived fuel (RDF) in drawing up Fire Prevention Plans (FPPs) for their sites. The guidance, which has been compiled by the RDF Industry Group, is...

Wood Green 4 June 2019

Agency opens Biffa MRF export court case


Wood Green Crown Court today (4 June) heard opening arguments from the Environment Agency in its case against Biffa Waste Services over the shipment of waste to China in 2015. The case, which is expected to last around three weeks...

31 May 2019

Essex companies fined in duty of care prosecution


Two Essex companies have received fines and charges totalling more than £45,000 after sub-contracting waste clearance work to a carrier who went on to fly-tip the waste in Colchester. This included from a Colchester plant nursery...

28 May 2019

Arrest made following illegal dumping incidents


A 44-year old man was arrested last week following an investigation into a series of incidents involving illegal dumping of waste across locations around southern England. The man from Maidenhead, in Berkshire, was held at Eton ...

24 May 2019

Recycling Association points Defra to role of export markets


A strong defence of export markets as vital to the recycling of recyclable materials collected from local authorities and businesses, has been given by the Recycling Association, in consultation responses set to Defra. The ...

20 May 2019

Basel Convention changes expected to hit plastic exports


Changes to international agreements governing the export of plastic waste will ‘massively harm’ the global trade in plastic for recycling, Europe’s waste industry has claimed. This is the conclusion of FEAD, the European ...

17 May 2019

Jail sentences and charges over illegal waste wood site


Jail sentences and charges have been imposed at Cambridge Crown Court for illegal activities at a wood recycling site near St Neots, Cambridgeshire. The case, brought by the Environment Agency, saw one man, James Mervyn ...

13 May 2019

Concerns raised over Scotland’s DRS proposals


Several waste management organisations have reacted with concern to the Scottish government’s plans for an ‘all in’ deposit return scheme (DRS). However, others said they welcome the ambitions shown in the plans and will ...