Legislation Wednesday 3 June 2020
29 May 2020

Agency uses tech to regulate sector

The Environment Agency says it has relied on technology to help it regulate the waste industry during the coronavirus pandemic. It says that by using online services such as Zoom, checking CCTV video footage and requesting ...


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15 January 2020

Pow reiterates council funding pledge


Recycling minister Rebecca Pow has reiterated that councils will receive “additional resources” to meet the net costs arising from policies set out in the Resources and Waste Strategy. Ms Pow was responding to a question from ...

10 January 2020

Sector looks to future as Withdrawal Bill passes


With the government’s Withdrawal Bill passing through the House of Commons comfortably last night, eyes in the waste and recycling sector now turn to what this will mean going forward. Under the terms of the bill, which still ...

10 January 2020

Director banned for exceeding wood storage limits


The director of a wood recycling company based in Walsall has been fined just £860 and ordered to pay costs of £14,000 after “storing nearly four times as much waste allowed by law.” According to a statement from the ...

9 January 2020

Briefing paper published ahead of Environment Bill return


With the Environment Bill expected to be reintroduced later this month, a House of Commons Library briefing paper on plastic waste in the UK has been published. While the Environment Bill – which included proposals on a ...

7 January 2020

Waste firms win appeal in landfill fluff case


Three waste companies have won an appeal against a ruling which stated that material deposited in landfill sites as ‘fluff’ was liable to landfill tax. In the latest ruling in a long-running dispute over whether fluff is ...

6 January 2020

LGA demands high penalties for fly-tippers


The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for higher penalties for fly-tipping and has suggested that manufacturers should take back more bulky waste items. The call comes after figures released by the LGA on Saturday, 4 ...

24 December 2019

Agency and industry assess impact of EfW review


The Environmental Services Association and the Environment Agency are assessing what a European Union review of incineration techniques for energy from waste (EfW) plants might mean for the UK. The assessments will look at whether...

20 December 2019

Zac Goldsmith to remain at Defra


Former Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith will remain in his ministerial role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) after being awarded a life peerage. This comes despite losing him his seat in Richmond Park...

19 December 2019

Environment bill addressed in Queen’s speech


At the State Opening of Parliament today (19 December) the Queen said environmental measures on several fronts – including a ban on plastic exports – were to be enshrined into law as part of a proposed environment bill. She ...