Legislation Monday 22 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 ...

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20 December 2018

Draft bill sets out ‘environment watchdog’ details

 

Defra has published its draft Environment Bill, which sets out how the government will be held accountable on environmental principles once the UK leaves the European Union. The draft, published yesterday (December 19),  sets...

20 December 2018

Gove offers reassurance over Resources Strategy funding

 

The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has promised to offer “hundreds of millions” of pounds of funding to local authorities to boost recycling rates. And, according to Mr Gove, this will be “harvested” from extended ...

19 December 2018

Waste laws amended ahead of ‘Green Brexit’

 

A series of amendments to existing waste laws have been outlined – to ensure that there are no regulatory loopholes once the UK has left the EU next March. The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No.2) Regulations 2019 ...

18 December 2018

LARAC calls for clarity on Resources Strategy funding

 

Local authority association LARAC has raised concern that Defra’s plans for reform of the packaging system will be “insufficiently robust”. The comments follow the publication of Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy today...

18 December 2018

Strategy: Defra sets out food waste actions

 

Defra has set out its aim for every household in England and many businesses to have a weekly separate food waste collection in place from 2023. The measure – which is subject to consultation – is laid out in the environment ...

18 December 2018

Packaging waste ‘immediate priority’ in Defra strategy

 

Manufacturers of packaging and other consumer products face increased costs for the recycling and disposal of their goods – as government seeks to carry out a major overhaul of the producer responsibility regimes for waste. The ...

14 December 2018

Waste firms back 35% recycled content requirement

 

The body representing waste management companies across Europe is seeking to drive support for potential new EU legislation mandating the use of recycled material in plastic drinks bottles. FEAD – the European Federation of ...

12 December 2018

Waste Strategy offers ‘hope’ over stagnating recycling rates

 

Senior waste industry figures have said they hope measures introduced in Defra’s upcoming Resources and Waste Strategy will help to boost stagnating recycling rates. The latest statistics on household waste and recycling were ...

23 November 2018

Gove hints at further plastic focus in Resources strategy

 

The government’s waste and resources strategy will look at ‘further restrictions’ on some single-use plastic items, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has suggested. Mr Gove made the comments to an invited audience in ...