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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.


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.


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...

8 August 2018

Industry calls for ‘crime measures’ in waste strategy


Regulatory measures to crack down on waste crime should be included in the forthcoming Resources and Waste Strategy, according to a group of waste sector organisations. Operators should demonstrate "competence, responsibility and ...

Smarden Business Estate 25 July 2018

Firefighting ‘concluded’ at Kent recycling plant


The Kent Fire and Rescue Service has successfully put out a fire that took place at a mattress recycling plant in Kent on Sunday morning (22 July). The incident started at 11:35am on the Smarden Business Estate in Ashford, with ...

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