22nd November 2017
Autumn Budget: Hammond Confirms Single-Use Plastics Tax & £30m To Tackle Waste Crime

Autumn Budget: Hammond Confirms Single-Use Plastics Tax & £30m To Tackle Waste Crime

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Autumn budget, published today (22 November), made a flurry of environmental announcements, including confirming that government will launch a call for evidence on a “tax system” for single-use plastics. The government will launch a … Continue reading

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21st November 2017
Chinese Increase To 0

Chinese Increase To 0.5% Out-Throw Will Be “Extremely Tough To Meet”

The Chinese Government has notified the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that it will introduce a 0.5% contamination level on imported waste materials. The restriction will include paper and cardboard, plastics and others apart from 1% that will be allowed for … Continue reading

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17th November 2017
Man Dies After Being Crushed At Cornwall Recycling Plant

Man Dies After Being Crushed At Cornwall Recycling Plant

A 23-year-old man has died after being crushed by a machine at a recycling plant in Cornwall, according to recent reports. It’s understood the employee reportedly became trapped inside a baler yesterday (16 November) afternoon. A spokesman for Devon and … Continue reading

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17th November 2017
Circom Bid Invitation

Bids invited for a Mechanical Waste Shredder

Circom Fibres Ltd are seeking […]
17th November 2017
Are UK Supermarkets Set To Publish Food Waste Figures? [UPDATED]

Are UK Supermarkets Set To Publish Food Waste Figures? [UPDATED]

UK Supermarkets have agreed to report on food waste by company, using a common methodology, according to reports. The news was reported by The Grocer, which claims a source revealed that talks facilitated by the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) led … Continue reading

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13th November 2017
Gove To Consult On Post-Brexit Environmental Standards Body

Gove To Consult On Post-Brexit Environmental Standards Body

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced plans to consult on a new, independent body for environmental standards. Plans to consult on a new, independent body that would aim to hold Government to account for upholding environmental standards in England after we … Continue reading

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10th November 2017
CIWM CEO’s Blog: Environmental Governance After Brexit

CIWM CEO’s Blog: Environmental Governance After Brexit

CIWM’s CEO, Dr Colin Church, looks at how environmental legislation might be governed post-Brexit, following Michael Gove’s announcement that the Defra intends to consult on the issue… In a previous blog I highlighted some of the reasons many in the … Continue reading

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10th November 2017
Data Security Fears Prevent Household Electrical Items Being Recycled

Data Security Fears Prevent Household Electrical Items Being Recycled

Personal data security fears are preventing households in the UK from disposing of old, broken and unused electricals correctly according to a new survey by REPIC, the UK’s largest WEEE producer compliance scheme. 69% of people questioned admitted to having … Continue reading

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