Waste Management Monday 25 January 2021
25 January 2021

Environment Bill reaches report stage  

The Environment Bill will return to parliament tomorrow (26 January) as it reaches its report stage, which gives MPs the opportunity to consider further amendments on the floor of the House of Commons. [caption id="...


With the latest news on issues affecting the waste management sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items


25 January 2021

Renewi worker wins tribunal after failed drugs test


An employment judge has ruled that a decision by waste management company Renewi to dismiss a driver’s mate for gross misconduct, after failing a random drugs test, was unfair. The decision was handed down by Judge Housego on ...

25 January 2021

Enovert issued warning over landfill fire  


Enovert North has been issued a warning by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) following a fire at its site in Johnstown, Wrexham, last year. The fire broke out on 27 May 2020 at Hafod Quarry Landfill, which involved a “multi ...

22 January 2021

Data published online after SEPA cyber attack


The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) says some of the data stolen by what it believes to be “international serious and organised cyber-crime groups” has been illegally published online. In an update given ...

22 January 2021

Wrap and ZWS partner on lockdown food waste project


Zero Waste Scotland and Wrap will partner on a national research project that will examine food waste levels during and after lockdown periods. The 18-month project is being lead by Leeds University and follows findings from ...

21 January 2021

Covid-19: RPS extended; Waste services webinar


The Environment Agency has extended the regulatory position statement (RPS) outlining when operators of municipal waste incinerators can accept Covid-19 waste to 31 July 2021. And, a

21 January 2021

MRFs must ‘plan for everything to change’ 


Operators of material recycling facilities (MRFs) should “plan for everything to change” when the deposit return scheme (DRS) is implemented, according to the technical director of Suez. Stuart Hayward-Higham was speaking ...

20 January 2021

Agency chair decries ‘squeezed’ funding


The chair of the Environment Agency said yesterday (19 January) the funding the enforcement body received from the government for regulatory work had become increasingly “squeezed”. Emma Howard Boyd was giving evidence at a ...

20 January 2021

Goldsmith vows to tackle ‘planned obsolescence’


 Lord Zac Goldsmith has said the government is likely to introduce legislation preventing manufacturers of white goods from making products which are "simply thrown away as a default", otherwise known as planned obsolescence.  

20 January 2021

NHS updates Covid-19 waste advice for healthcare facilities


The NHS published the fourth version of its briefing on