Legislation Wednesday 24 April 2019
23 April 2019

Suez calls for ‘hybrid’ EPR system

Suez has said that none of the four options set out in the government’s consultations on reforming the packaging producer responsibility system is “suitable in its entirety”. In a report released last week (18 April), the ...


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.


14 September 2018

One set of sustainability indicators of benefit, says Cooke


A consistent set of ‘sustainability’ indicators would be of “clear benefit” for the recycling, resource and waste management sector, according to Pennon Group’s head of sustainability. The rationale for a single set of ...

13 September 2018

Packaging reforms will take ‘a number of years’


Any government plans for packaging reform, including those set out in the upcoming Resources and Waste Strategy, will take “a number of years” before being implemented into UK law. That’s according to Paul Bradley, team ...

10 September 2018

Metals sector welcomes EU’s BAT conclusions


The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) has welcomed publication last month (August 2018) of the BAT (best available technique) Conclusions for the Waste Treatment BREF of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) in the Official ...

31 August 2018

May looks to ‘double’ plastic bag charge


Prime Minister, Theresa May, has announced proposals to extend the 5p plastic bag charge to all retailers and potentially double the charge to at least 10p. The measures will form part of a consultation – which will put forward ...

23 August 2018

Waste sector gears up for RWM 2018


The next RWM will once again get underway at the NEC, Birmingham on the 12 – 13 September, hosting a range of product innovations, workshops and presentations for the recycling and waste management sector. In partnership with ...

22 August 2018

Infrastructure Commission report ‘most welcome’


OPINION: Peter Clayson, general manager for business development and external affairs at DS Smith gives his views on last month's report by the National Infrastructure Commission, which touched on recycling and waste . The ...

21 August 2018

European waste bodies back recycled content push


Two bodies representing the EU waste management and recycling industries have backed European Parliament proposals to include at least 25% recycled plastics in new drinks containers by 2025. In a joint statement, FEAD, the EU's ...

20 August 2018

Industry follows public in backing ‘plastic tax’


Leading figures in the waste and recycling industry have backed plans for using the tax system to boost plastics recycling, as the Treasury revealed it received a record number of responses in its call for evidence earlier this year.

18 August 2018

Treasury: ‘Public back tax link’ to boost recycling


The Treasury has confirmed that a “record number” of responses were received to a call for evidence earlier this year on how changes to the tax system could be used to reduce the levels of single waste plastics. And, among...

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