Legislation Thursday 4 June 2020
29 May 2020

Agency uses tech to regulate sector

The Environment Agency says it has relied on technology to help it regulate the waste industry during the coronavirus pandemic. It says that by using online services such as Zoom, checking CCTV video footage and requesting ...


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30 January 2020

Philip Dunne named EAC chair


Conservative MP for Ludlow Philip Dunne has been elected as chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), replacing former Labour MP Mary Creagh. Mr Dunne was one of two candidates to put themselves forward for the role, ...

30 January 2020

‘Enhanced’ Environment Bill returns to Parliament


The Environment Bill will return to Parliament today (30 January) with the government promising that the “ground-breaking bill” will enshrine environmental principles in law. The Bill gives government the power to introduce ...

28 January 2020

Neil Parish returns as EFRA committee chair


Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton Neil Parish has been confirmed as the chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA). Mr Parish was the incumbent chair, having first been elected unopposed in 2015...

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).

22 January 2020

Vehicle recycler fined after customer death


Carlisle-based auto-salvage company Michael Douglas Autosalvage Ltd has been fined £23,000 and ordered to pay £8,000 in costs after a customer was trapped and fatally crushed loading a lift truck onto his own recovery vehicle in February ...

22 January 2020

News in brief (22/01/20)


With news on: Worn Again Technologies launches pilot R&D facility; MEPs call for common charger; company sentenced for breaking tyre storage laws; and, Cardiff to fine residents who recycle incorrectly.

21 January 2020

Audit Committee chair contest underway


Conservative MP for Ludlow Philip Dunne has thrown his hat into the ring to become chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC). And, the announcement comes as Labour makes several significant appointments within its shadow ...

17 January 2020

European Parliament calls for waste targets in Green Deal


The European Parliament has passed the European Green Deal proposals, but called on the Commission to propose targets for separate collections and waste reduction, as well as urging more market support when the final legislation is rolled out...

16 January 2020

Waste crime taskforce launched


A taskforce dedicated to tackling serious and organised waste crime has been launched today (16 January), bringing together law enforcement agencies, environmental regulators, HMRC and the National Crime Agency. One of several ...