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.


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 ...

24 July 2018

Environment Agency speaks out after NAO report


The Environment Agency has defended itself against a National Audit Office report which made a number of observation’s about the Agency’s work with regard to the PRN system. The NAO noted that the Agency had made 124 ...

17 July 2018

Defra defends recycling in face of EfW criticism


With energy from waste facing criticism this week in claims that it is slowing recycling and that new plants are not needed, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has stepped into the debate. Yesterday (16 July) ...

5 July 2018

Thérèse Coffey returns to Defra


The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has welcomed back Thérèse Coffey to her post as parliamentary under secretary of state. Dr Coffey returns after recovering from a “period of illness” during which...

26 June 2018

Arc 21 appeal process continues


The appeal by Northern Ireland's Department for Infrastructure over a High Court decision which said its incinerator programme was against the law continues today,  writes Sarah Horton. Yesterday, an appeals court in ...

18 June 2018

Circular Economy package officially published


The European Union has published the Circular Economy Package in its Official Journal, which means the legislation will enter into force next month. The legislation was signed on Thursday (June 14) which means the requirements ...

14 June 2018

Commons passes Brexit plan for environmental body


The House of Commons has passed an amendment requiring Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, to take steps to maintain the EU’s environmental principles within domestic law after Brexit. The amendment relates to the powers of a ...

13 June 2018

EPR not a ‘magic answer’ says Defra


Extended producer responsibility is not the “magic answer to everything”, according to Shaun Gallagher, director of environmental quality at Defra. Instead, individual measures such as extended producer responsibility (EPR) ...

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