Legislation Monday 22 April 2019
11 April 2019

Stroud council investigates ‘trade waste bonfires’

Stroud district council has revealed that it is investigating ‘an increasing number’ of complaints about illegal waste bonfires on industrial and trade premises. Materials being burnt on commercial properties includes plastics...

LEGISLATION

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.

NEWS ARCHIVE

10 June 2018

Gove launches review into ‘organised waste crime’

 

Environment secretary Michael Gove has launched a three month review into serious and organised waste crime, and the current and potential response to it. And, at the same time, the Home Office has warned that "people are being ...

31 May 2018

Waste wood at CA sites ‘will be non-hazardous’

 

EXCLUSIVE: Waste wood from civic amenity sites is likely to be deemed as non-hazardous as part of the industry’s investigation into waste wood classification, which will report to the Environment Agency. That’s according ...

22 May 2018

EU Council adopts Circular Economy Package

 

New rules for waste management which establish binding targets for recycling have been adopted by the European council of ministers today as part of the Circular Economy package. This is the final stage of the approval process for...

17 May 2018

Lords back environmental safeguards in Brexit Bill

 

The government’s EU Withdrawal Bill suffered its 15th defeat in the House of Lords last night, as the parliament’s upper chamber voted in favour of adding environmental safeguards to the proposals. Peers voted by a ...

11 May 2018

Defra consults on environment body to replace EU

 

Defra has launched a consultation on the contents of the ‘Environmental Principles and Governance Bill’, which will establish a body to hold government to account post-Brexit. Subject to the 12-week consultation, the new body ...

19 April 2018

Environmental Protection Act to be introduced

 

Environment secretary Michael Gove was questioned by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) yesterday, as part of its ‘short inquiry’ into the government’s 25-year Environment Plan. Michael Gove stated that he aimed to ...

18 April 2018

European Parliament approves Circular Economy package

 

The Circular Economy package, with recycling targets and other requirements, has been formally agreed today (18 April) by the European Parliament with only final approval needed by ministers before it becomes law. And, even ...

2 April 2018

Landfill Tax up and illegal site penalties in force

 

Landfill Tax rates increased across the UK from 1 April 2018 and the tax was extended to include disposals at unauthorised waste sites in England and Northern Ireland. Another significant change from 1 April 2018 is that the Welsh...

26 February 2018

Government emphasises producer responsibility

 

The government has formally responded to the Environmental Audit Committee’s recent report on plastic waste by pointing to plans to look at changes to the “entire regime”, including increased packaging producer responsibility.

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