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.


6 November 2019

Deposits for drinks cans ‘will boost plastic use’


Aluminium recycling body Alupro has hit out at plans for an ‘all in’ Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) planned for Scotland in 2021, saying it could increase the use of plastic bottles. This follows similar warnings from the glass ...

30 October 2019

Recycling policies face election uncertainty


The move by MPs to yesterday overwhelmingly back a snap election has cast uncertainty over the future of policies governing waste and recycling. Last night, MPs voted for an election on December 12, which means that any ...

30 October 2019

Villiers defends compliance scheme system


Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has been pressured to justify the existence of over 50 compliance schemes which MPs have claimed lead to less environmentally-friendly waste disposal practises. Whilst appearing before ...

30 October 2019

Work-related ill health ‘impacts 4.5% of workers’


Statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today have shown that around 4.5% of workers in the waste industry suffered from work-related ill health in 2018/19.

29 October 2019

Environment Bill ‘needs to continue’ despite election


The environment secretary Theresa Villiers has said the Environment Bill needs to continue regardless of when parliament dissolves for a general election. The comments come as an early election in December looks likely as the ...

29 October 2019

UK and EU prepare for single use plastic bans


Single use plastic products are no longer just being discouraged – both the UK and the European Union are set to make some of these products illegal. As Defra produces draft legislation banning plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers and the ...

28 October 2019

Warnings that glass DRS will push plastic use


Including glass bottles in a forthcoming Scottish Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) could push up the use of plastic drinks containers, the glass sector trade association British Glass has warned. The organisation has reported that DRS ...

22 October 2019

Fire conference to encourage industry to work together


The waste and recycling industry will be encouraged to work together to reduce the dangers posed by fire at the 2019 Fire Prevention & Control in the Waste & Recycling Industry Conference. Taking place on 7 November at the...

21 October 2019

Scotland set to legislate single-use cup charge


The Scottish Government is planning to introduce a charge on single-use drinks cups. The proposal will be included in the forthcoming Circular Economy Bill and follows a recommendation from the Expert Panel on Environmental ...