Legislation Tuesday 23 July 2019
Food waste at the Agrivert facility 10 July 2019

Climate Change Committee waste target splits opinion

A recommendation from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to ban biodegradable waste to landfill by 2025 has split opinion within the waste and resources industry. The CCC – a think tank on climate change, led by the former ...


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.


19 February 2019

Call for ‘collaboration’ in Strategy responses


Businesses and trade bodies in the waste and resources sector have responded to the launch of Defra’s anticipated Resources and Waste Strategy consultations yesterday (18 February) and called for a collaborative approach to waste policy.

18 February 2019

30% recycled plastic tax level ‘may rise in future’


The government’s tax on plastic packaging will initially set a 30% threshold for recycled content in new products – but could be increased in future, the Treasury has said today. Full details of the tax, which was first ...

18 February 2019

Options set out for packaging waste reform


Full details of the options for a reformed producer responsibility system for packaging waste have been published by the government today (18 February). The details come within one of the four Resources and Waste Strategy ...

15 February 2019

Lord Deben: recycling reforms must deliver value for money


Government measures to overhaul the system for recycling and waste management in England must deliver ‘value for money’, Lord Deben, has told letsrecycle.com. And, he urged a cautious approach to implementation of a Deposit ...

15 February 2019

Government aiming for Strategy parts to mesh together


The government does want all the aspects of its Resources and Waste Strategy “to work together”, delegates were assured in the final session of this week's “Strategy Unwrapped” conference in London. The message on the ...

14 February 2019

Resources Strategy consultations ‘not the final say’


A senior Defra official has reassured stakeholders that they will be given ‘adequate time’ to respond to consultations on the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy. Chris Preston, deputy director for waste and recycling...

12 February 2019

‘Delay strategy consultations’, says food sector


32 trade bodies representing the UK’s food and farming sectors have written to the Environment Secretary Michael Gove calling for him to ‘pause’ imminent consultations on the Resources and Waste Strategy. Consultation is ...

8 January 2019

Councils handed power to fine householders over fly-tipping


Councils can issue penalties of up to £400 to householders who fail to check that they have passed their waste to a registered carrier, under new powers which came into force this week (7 January). The measure is intended to ...

2 January 2019

Defra seeks views on extended carrier bag charge


The government is consulting on plans to increase the minimum charge for retailers issuing single-use carrier bags to 10p, as well as extending the charge to cover smaller shops. Introduced in October 2015 – the charge was aimed...